A new Celtic figure sculpted from yew will welcome visitors to the world famous Mount Stewart gardens on the shores of Strangford Lough in County Down, Northern Ireland.
Nannies for the new arrival might be on one famous couple’s minds, but nervous mothers in one part of North Wales are resting easier thanks to their two male super-nannies from South America.
The conservation charity’s in-hand farm, Hafod-y-Llan, manages 1600 Welsh Mountain sheep and every day between May and September, some of the flock is shepherded to new grazing areas away from any sensitive mountain habitats such as upland heaths and flushes (wet, boggy areas), in a bid to improve plant diversity on areas of the mountain.
The 5,000 square metre garden centre is the only outlet in the UK to be completely peat free, selling a range of plants and shrubs in line with the conservation charity’s principles.
Mount Stewart, on the shores of Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland opens today after a three year, £8million restoration project sees this grand house returned to its former glory.
Visitors to the National Trust landmark can now enjoy the reinvigorated and re-decorated house with previously unopened rooms including the butler’s silver store and billiard room. Continue reading
We’re going on a newt hunt. We’re going to catch a big one.
Newt. One of the words taken out of the Oxford Junior Dictionary nearly eight years ago. Along with Acorn, Sycamore and 110 other words about nature and the countryside.
These are words disappearing from children’s lives. The National Trust, as one of the founder members of The Wild Network, is supporting the organisation in its new campaign to ‘reclaim’ the wild words which have been dropped.
Hope you enjoyed our April Fool story about our new underwater mansion Seaward House off the coast of Blakeney Point in Norfolk.
This year is a significant year for the National Trust as it celebrates all things ‘coast’ – with the 50th anniversary of its Neptune fundraising campaign which has helped us with the acquisition and care of 775 miles of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
So, keep your eyes peeled over the next few months for the coastal stories we will be issuing as we celebrate all things coast with some great projects to include a detailed examination of our coastal habitats and the effects of climate change and the weather on our coastline with the tenth anniversary of our Shifting Shores project.