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Restoring a 19th-century parkland at Oxburgh Hall 

We're working with Natural England and Historic England to restore the historic parkland at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk, using a Victorian survey map to recreate the 19th-century landscape. We'll establish a native wood pasture there to create a vibrant habitat and attract more wildlife. Learn more about the conservation project and what this means for Oxburgh Hall.

Magnolia blossom at Greys Court in Oxfordshire

Celebrating blossom with the UK’s first ever #BlossomWatch day 

24 April 2021 is the UK's first ever #BlossomWatch day. So far, 45 Members of Parliament have pledged to plant a tree in their constituency to bring the joy of blossom to more people, and a few celebrities have been getting involved in #BlossomWatch. Discover more about the buzz around #BlossomWatch.

White damson blossom at Brockhampton

Nature poetry: your first day of spring 

We asked nature lovers to share their observations of the arrival of spring. These have now been woven together into a poem by writer Elizabeth-Jane Burnett. Delivered in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, this project shines a light on the important role nature has played in our lives throughout the pandemic and the sense of hope that has long been associated with spring.

Shade from a beech tree

How you're supporting our tree planting ambition  

Our ambition to plant and establish 20 million trees by 2030 is progressing at pace thanks to your support. After you helped us raise almost £500,000 through Plant a tree, we've been able to plant thousands of young saplings across the UK. We've also identified sites for a further 1.5 million trees to be planted during the next two years.

Pink blossom blooms at The Vyne, Hampshire

Nature poetry: share your first day of spring 

We asked nature lovers to share their observations of the arrival of spring. These have now been woven together into a poem by writer Elizabeth-Jane Burnett. Delivered in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, this project shines a light on the important role nature has played in our lives throughout the pandemic and the sense of hope that has long been associated with spring.

Bembridge Windmill on the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight windmill painted by JMW Turner restored 

The last surviving windmill on the Isle of Wight has been restored after a two-year project. Built in the early 1700s, it's a treasured local feature and an important part of the Island’s industrial past. It was even captured in watercolour by JMW Turner in 1795. Now, new sails have been restored to the Grade I listed building thanks to local fundraising support, and a lifeline grant from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

Logo of National Trust climate change hazard map

New climate change hazard map 

We’ve developed a hazard map that illustrates the threat climate change poses to the places we care for. The map is the first of its kind and identifies six key hazard areas. Take a look at the map and discover some of the other ways we're tackling climate change.

Pink apple blossom

Helping communities blossom 

We’re working with partners so urban communities can share the joy of spring blossom, which has become a symbol of hope. During the next five years, circles of blossom trees will be planted in towns and cities across England, Northern Ireland and Wales, creating spaces for people to come together and take in the beauty of the season. We hope to create a British equivalent of Japan’s ‘Hanami’, the popular custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers.

Celtic deity figure found at Wimpole

Wimpole's Celtic deity 

Archaeologists discovered this 1st-century metal figure while digging near Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire. Recent cleaning and conservation have revealed remarkable details of a moustache and what may have been a popular East Anglian hairstyle.

House Steward Ellie, cleans the State Bedroom carpet

Ground breaking new pest control trial at Blickling Hall 

We're beginning a ground-breaking new pest control trial at Blickling in Norfolk, to help tackle clothes moths. The trial makes use of natural methods, in a combination not previously used in a heritage setting.

Samurai armour from Snowshill being worked on by conservators at the conservation studio

Funding windfall for precious artworks 

We can restore more than 100 historic artworks thanks to a generous gift from our US membership affiliate The Royal Oak Foundation. Find out how we'll be using the money to restore some of the rarest collection items in our care.

Ranger dry stone walling

Training the countryside guardians of tomorrow 

It's National Apprenticeship Week (8 – 14 February), and we've joined forces with some of the UK's largest conservation organisations to launch a new government-backed apprenticeship which sees new countryside rangers achieving the equivalent to a foundation degree through on-the-job training.

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