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Springwatch presenters Martin Hughes Games, Michaela Strachan and Chris Packham

Springwatch comes to Sherborne Park

This year Springwatch will be broadcast live from the Sherborne Park Estate, a beautiful Cotswold farming landscape. Tune in to meet the estate’s huge range of wildlife, from barn owls to otters, and find out how we’re working to protect special habitats like Sherborne Park.

Greylag geese on Orford Ness

Our plan to restore nature at our places 

Find out more about our ambitious plans to restore nature at our places, creating 25,000 hectares of new wildlife habitats by 2025.

Child playing in a tree at Hatfield Forest, Essex

A new Tree Charter for the 21st century 

We have joined the call for a new Tree Charter to protect people’s rights to the benefits of trees and woods.

Senior conservator, Heather Porter, lowering the arm of the Knole sofa

Knole’s future secure as we open doors to new conservation studio 

The conservation studio is part of a major building, conservation and restoration project – the largest in the Trust’s history – which will rescue Knole from centuries of decay and open up spaces never seen before.

View from above into Clandon Park following the fire

Clandon Park International Design Competition 

Through our International Design Competition we’re searching for a world-class multidisciplinary design team to restore and reimagine Clandon Park, following the major fire. The competition launches on 9 March 2017.

National Trust Great British Beach Clean

Volunteers to tackle beach litter menace 

Dozens of volunteers will join our rangers to clean litter from beaches across the country this weekend.

Nick Stokes at Cotehele

New research lands fin whale discovery at Cotehele 

A giant jawbone at Cotehele, Cornwall, has at last been found to be from a fin whale – thanks to a mixture of cutting edge DNA analysis and archival research.

The Edwardian house at Overbecks, Salcombe, Devon, glimpsed beyond the exotic planting in the garden

Horticultural award for south west garden consultant 

Ian Wright, our garden consultant in the south west, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Associate of Honour’ from the RHS.

Wildlife stories

Farne Island seals

First seal pups spotted on the Farne Islands

The first seal pups for 2016 have been born on the Farne Islands. Find out more about how they are faring.

 Sky Arts presenters Joan Bakewell and Frank Skinner at Scotney Castle

Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016 

The new series of Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year starts on 11 October 2016. Some of the episodes were filmed at our places where you will see the artists in action.

Nature

Land conservation