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Blossom in Birmingham, St Phillip's Cathedral Square | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Communities

We’re working with local communities to make sure everyone benefits from the places we look after, and that they’re welcoming to everyone.

Planting blossom in towns and cities

Pink blossom along the side of a canal with the Manchester skyline in the background
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Helping communities blossom 

We're working with partners to to give communities more access to nature by planting blossom trees in towns and cities across the UK, so more people can enjoy the beauty and comfort of nature near where they live.

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How we’re bringing blossom back 

Hedgerows and orchards provide food for insects, homes for wildlife and a spectacle of spring blossom for humans. However, they are disappearing from UK landscapes. Find out more about what we're doing to bring blossoming trees and hedgerows back.

Working with other communities

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George Saunders Reimagined 

Find out about the students at Birmingham City University who have been inspired by George Saunders, a master tailor from St Kitts in the Caribbean who worked at the Birmingham Back to Backs from 1974–2000.

People looking round a brick courtyard with washing hanging out
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Addressing unequal access to nature, beauty and history in urban places 

Find out how we're addressing unequal access to nature, beauty and history and supporting urban areas in managing their heritage and green spaces.

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Mindful Meadow at Chirk Castle 

Find out how we're working with local community groups to create a Mindful Meadow at Chirk Castle, supported by funding from Cadwyn Clwyd.

Visitors on the Bloomtown Trail in spring at Castlefield Viaduct, Greater Manchester, read a sign about the trail which pinpoints blossoming trees in and around Manchester, with colourful spring flowers in the foreground
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New research reveals need for urban green space 

Explore the report we've commissioned revealing the surge in people’s use of green spaces during the coronavirus pandemic and the inequality of access to nature in many towns and cities.

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Connecting communities in Wales with Fun Palaces 

Find out how we're working with Fun Palaces to test new approaches to working with local communities in Wales, helping them to not only feel welcome at our places, but part of everything we do.

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Our work at Castlefield Viaduct 

Learn about our vision for Castlefield Viaduct in Manchester and about the work we're doing in partnership to transform this historic structure into an urban park for people and nature.

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For everyone, for ever

We protect and care for places so people and nature can thrive. Find out who we are and what we stand for.