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

Frost covered trees
Child playing in a tree at Hatfield Forest, Essex

A new Tree Charter for the 21st century 

We've joined the call for a new Tree Charter to protect people’s rights to the benefits of trees and woods.

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.

Plant life
Palm House

Five plants that changed Britain's gardens 

Adventurous 'plant-hunters' of the 18th and 19th centuries scoured the land in search of exotic and unusual trees and flowers. While they may not seem out of the ordinary today, these five plants have transformed British gardens.

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.