National Trust

Blossom watch

Share in the joy of spring blossom with #BlossomWatch

Plant a tree

Donate £5 and plant a tree for future generations

Get gardening

Be inspired by our gardens and gardeners

Chirk, Wrexham

Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches

Seaham, County Durham

County Durham's coastline has emerged from a polluted industrial past to become a haven for wildlife

near Saltash, Cornwall

An atmospheric Tudor house with Medieval roots, a working mill on an historic quay, a glorious garden with valley views and an expansive estate to explore.

Where can I visit?

Our gardens, parks and countryside locations are open.

To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. Tickets are released every Friday for the following week. Where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking isn’t always necessary. 

We’ve reopened our shops in England, and outdoor seating is now available at some cafés.

In Wales we’re now able to welcome back visitors to our outdoor places, and have reopened some of our shops. Our cafés in Wales continue to offer a takeaway service.

The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors remains our priority. Please check the property webpage before you travel and follow government guidance when you visit.

What's closed? 

All houses are currently closed.

Shops and visitor centres in Northern Ireland remain closed for now. 

Check our helpful coronavirus FAQs >

Read our latest statement update 26 March 2021 >

How to book your visit 

Find out what's open, which places need booking and what to expect from your visit.

Spring highlights

The Diner Bird Feeder hanging outside, full with food and a blue tit sat on the top

For the love of nature 

Encourage your feathered friends, nature neighbours and wandering mini-beasts to make a pit stop in your garden. No matter how big or small your outdoor space is, enjoy spending time watching nature buzz by. Explore our unique selection of habitats, feeders, bird baths and more, including our new range made for the love of nature in collaboration with leading wildlife specialists CJ Wildlife.

Visitors in the garden in spring at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire


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Chelsea porcelain figures,'The Agreeable Lesson', after Boucher, c1765, at Upton House, Warwickshire

Spring into our collections 

Artists and designers never cease to be amazed by the natural world, with plants, trees and wildlife acting as muse. Celebrate the season by exploring these evocative depictions from examples of fine Chelsea porcelain to Japanese blossom art in our collections.

Magnolia tree in bloom in the Wall Garden in April at Nymans, West Sussex

Virtual backgrounds for Zoom 

We're taking our Zoom backgrounds outside for the blossom season. You can bring the joy of spring into your calls, catchups and meetings with these colourful photos. There are also writers' retreats and studies to choose from, including Churchill's study and Virginia Woolf's writing lodge.