5 million members: how we got here

5MM Girl in lavender

We now have five million people helping us to care for 775 miles of coastline, over 248,000 hectares of land and over 500 historic houses, castles, ancient monuments, gardens, parks and nature reserves. 

From a charity with only 100 members when we were founded in 1895, we have gone from 4 to 5 million in the last 6 years alone. Thank you everyone for supporting our cause. 

Latest updates

24 Sep 17

2017: 5 million members

122 years after we were founded we have reached 5 million members. Thank you for helping us look after special places for ever, for everyone.

Walking along the family trail at Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors, Derbyshire

08 Sep 11

2011: 4 million members

Just six years ago we reached 4 million members. This was the same year that Kate Middleton married Prince William in the most watched royal wedding of all time.

Visitors in the garden at Buckland Abbey, Devon

02 Jun 02

2002: 3 million members

We reached 3 million members. The same year that the Queen celebrated her Golden jubilee and the Euro was introduced in Europe.

Man with baby carrier, two little girls and dog