A major new garden installation at the
Manchester Art Gallery, which opens tomorrow (Thursday 2 April), will showcase the city’s rich gardening heritage over the last four centuries. Continue reading
A ten acre area of tranquil riverside gardens will open tomorrow (Saturday 28 March) at the National Trust’s
Bodnant Garden in north Wales for the first time in its 140-year history. Continue reading
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National Trust teams up with Cadbury to offer families an Easter weekend of fun
It’s that time of the year again when Cadbury teams up with the National Trust to offer families the ultimate day out with their popular Easter Egg Trails.
This year, the Cadbury Eggsplorers Easter Egg Trail (3-6 April) will be inviting families to unleash their inner explorer with adventurous trails taking place across the country.
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Thousands of snowdrops, the symbol of hope and endurance, are now in bloom across Manchester City centre as a poignant reminder of the First World War.
Joe Williams (left) and Sean Harkin, the National Trust’s urban gardener in residence inspect the snowdrops now in bloom across Manchester to mark the fallen in the First World War. Credit Emma WIlliams
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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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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