Conservation efforts help protect the spring wildflowers at Glendurgan

Our cause

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Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We're starting to open some gardens and parklands in England and Northern Ireland at reduced capacity, through advance bookings every week. Most places up to 8 June have sold out. New tickets are released every Friday and we'll continue to add new places over the coming weeks. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are now open. All houses remain closed for now and all places in Wales remain closed following Welsh Government advice. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.​

National Trust Ranger, Mark Hipkin, inspecting the sunflowers at The Vile

Who we are and what we stand for

We protect and care for places so people and nature can thrive. We look after the nation's coastline, historic sites, countryside and green spaces, ensuring everyone benefits. With our staff, members, volunteers and supporters, we’re the biggest conservation charity in Europe. Everyone can get involved, everyone can make a difference.

" These are difficult times for us all and like many charities, we're facing unprecedented challenges. When this is over, we're all going to need fresh air, open space and beauty more than ever. Your donation today helps us look after special places for everyone to enjoy when it is safe for us to be together again."
- Lydia Lee, National Trust Fundraising Director
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We need your support 

For 125 years, people like you have helped us protect some of the UK's best-loved places. Everyone needs nature, beauty and green spaces now more than ever. But our income has dropped sharply due to the coronavirus crisis. As a charity, we rely on donations. Please give what you can to help us look after these places, so people and nature can thrive.

Sandilands beach

We will create a nature reserve on Lincolnshire coast 

We've taken a stretch of coast at Sandilands into our care to create homes for wildlife, including rare seabirds such as black-tailed godwit and oystercatcher. Discover how we will work with partners to transform the former golf course into a nature reserve, restoring dunes and wetlands to create homes for wildlife. Work will begin once the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted.

 Bumblebee flies around cherry blossom at Sheringham Park, Norfolk

Noticing nature 

While research shows people are concerned about the state of nature in the UK, many don't make regular connections with the natural world. Discover why we're encouraging people to take time out to notice the beauty of their surroundings.

How we're helping

Caring for special places