The team at the National Trust’s
Glendurgan garden near Falmouth in Cornwall is asking for support to raise a £50,000 ‘hedge fund’ to help pay for ongoing work which will keep its 180 year old maze healthy and open to visitors. Continue reading
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This year’s milder, calmer and less wet winter has been much kinder to gardens as gardeners and volunteers have found in the Trust’s annual Valentines Flower Count.
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Eight major gardens are to spearhead a new partnership between the
National Trust, a conservation charity, and the Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee (HBGTP) Programme, run by English Heritage, resulting in a closer working relationship between the three organisations in delivering UK heritage gardening skills training. Continue reading
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Mount Stewart’s world famous house and gardens are set to be reunited with their historic demesne after more than 50 years.
The news comes as the National Trust today announced plans which will see the area which the conservation charity looks after increase from 100 to 1000 acres.
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One of the nation’s favourite tea-time treats has been given a Christmas makeover by a
National Trust chef who has devised six festive scones to compete with the traditional mince pie.
The traditional Christmas dinner in scones. Credit Robert Conwell.
Having a head for heights is a pre-requisite for the four strong team of gardeners at
St Michael’s Mount, located just off the south Cornwall coast.
As part of the work to conserve the 12
th Century castle, the granite stone walls need weeding three times each year to ensure the walls are constantly kept clear.
St Michael’s Mount where gardeners go to ‘extreme’ lengths to keep the walls weed free. Credit Steven Haywood
The only way the gardeners can carry out their work is to abseil down the 50 metre high castle walls.
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A 300 year old horse-chestnut tree (
Aesculus hippocastanum) on the National Trust’s Hughenden estate in Buckinghamshire has been declared the largest horse-chestnut in the country. Continue reading
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