Trees & plants

We care for 25,000 hectares (61,776 acres) of woodland, 135 wild landscape sites and more than 200 gardens, and have as many wonderful stories to tell

Blossom covered trees in spring against a clear blue sky
Brockhampton surrounded by damson trees in blossom

Reimagining orchards at Brockhampton 

Blossoming orchards are being brought back to life at Brockhampton in Herefordshire. Two new orchards will be created and the original Victorian orchard will be reimagined to tell the story of how apple trees were brought to England from Russia and Kazakhstan. This project is thanks to funding from Postcode Earth Trust, raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, and funds from Arts Council England.

View of clough and hills

High hopes for trees in the High Peak 

High on the hills of the Peak District, a major tree-planting project is underway. From improving upland habitats for wildlife to restoring wetlands, find out how natural tree cover is helping to breathe life into the Peaks and valleys.

Meet the gardeners

The ancient Ankerwycke Yew tree

Ancient trees Q&A 

What's the difference between an ancient tree and a veteran tree? And where's the best place to spot old trees? Our ancient trees adviser explains.

A National Trust ranger overseeing the measuring of the girth of a beech tree on the Tyntesfield estate

Old, but not forgotten 

Gnarled, knobbly and centuries old, Bristol's ancient trees make the perfect home for all sorts of wildlife. Find out how rangers are preserving these veteran woodlands for years to come.

Plant life
Plants on a market stall

Conserving plants with a story to tell 

Caring for the our garden plants takes understanding, science and a very long view. Plants are among the most vulnerable of our possessions requiring attention and expertise.

Our landscapes

We value our landscape and as one of the UK’s largest landowners, keep our land accessible for future generations.