Riverside haven opens at Bodnant

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

Be an ‘Eggsplorer’ this Easter

National Trust teams up with Cadbury to offer families an Easter weekend of fun

Children playing in a tree at Tyntesfield, North Somerset.

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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Hardwick Hall protected for all

The National Trust today welcomed the Secretary of State’s decision to dismiss an appeal against a planning decision not to allow the building of six wind turbines in the setting of Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire by Roseland Community Windfarm.

Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire (National Trust/Andrew Butler)

Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire (National Trust/Andrew Butler)

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Blooming Manchester snowdrops commemorate those who fell in the First World War

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

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

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Go set-jetting with the Wolf Hall locations map

Wolf Hall locations map

Wolf Hall locations map

The National Trust has teamed up with a host of visitor attractions including a number of privately-owned houses supported by the Historic Houses Association and places cared for by Cadw and English Heritage to create a Wolf Hall locations map.

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Blooming Valentines set to beat the winter blues with 17 per cent more flowers

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. Continue reading

New opportunity for would-be heritage gardeners

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