Snowdrops at Kingston Lacy

Snowdrops flowering in the garden at Kingston Lacy Dorset ©National Trust / Images James Dobson

Kingston lacy, a National Trust estate near Wimborne, Dorset, is famous for its snowdrop display.  The snowdrop walk stretches through the 40-acre garden for one and a half miles.  Even without the cold weather needed to encourage the snowdrops to bloom the team are still expecting a good display throughout late January and February.

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Preparing for a blooming New Year at Dyrham Park

Tulips in the borders at Dyrham Park in previous years ©National Trust

Staff and volunteers have spent the last fortnight on the mammoth task of planting more than fourteen thousand spring bulbs at Dyrham Park in South Gloucestershire.

Staff and volunteers planting tulips in The Avenue borders at Dyrham Park ©National Trust/Richard Lawson

Staff and volunteers planting tulips in The Avenue borders at Dyrham Park ©National Trust/Richard Lawson

Freezing conditions and heavy rain haven’t deterred their efforts to get the hyacinths and tulips in the ground ahead of the Christmas break so they’re ready to bloom next spring from March to May. Continue reading…

Capability Brown 300 anniversary month at Prior Park – June 2016

The Palladian Bridge at Prior Park Landscape Garden, Bath, Somerset.

The Palladian Bridge at Prior Park Landscape Garden, Bath, Somerset.

A celebration of the 300th anniversary of landscape gardener Capability Brown, is being held at Prior Park Landscape Garden in Bath.

The National Trust, which cares for Prior Park, is taking part in the national celebrations for the tercentenary of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown with a series of events, classes and workshops throughout June.

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Where shall we go today?

There’s over 200 gardens to explore with the National Trust, that’s a lot of choice. If you’re feeling stuck for somewhere to visit, or want help narrowing the choice use our handy flowchart. Perfect for the indecisive garden lover…

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National Trust spring gardens 2015

Like to know more about what’s on offer during spring 2015 at Glendurgan Garden, Arlington Court, Barrington Court, Stourhead, Godolphin and Greenway?

Visit our guide on these spring gardens.

Glendurgan magnolias in top form 25 years after great storm

John Lanyon (Garden Manager) & Charles Fox ( Whose family gave Glendurgan to the National Trust in 1962 reflecting on the magnolia flowers this year.  Since the Great Storm 25 years ago that wiped out over 70 trees in a matter of hours, the Magnolias have flourished and due to losing the surrounding trees, and are set to put on a magnificient display this year

John Lanyon (Garden Manager) & Charles Fox ( Whose family gave Glendurgan to the National Trust in 1962) reflecting on the magnolia flowers this year. Since the Great Storm 25 years ago that wiped out over 70 trees in a matter of hours, the Magnolias have flourished and due to losing the surrounding trees, and are set to put on a magnificient display this year

The gardeners at the National Trust’s Glendurgan near Falmouth have been reflecting on how the 25-acre valley garden has changed since the great storm of 1990. On January 25 that year seventy trees blew over in a matter of hours. Far from being a disaster, the events of that day proved transformational for the garden. Having suddenly lost many of their surrounding woodland companions, the tree-sized flowering magnolias have turned the extra light, moisture and nutrients into eye-catching flowering each March.

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Tiptoe through the snowdrops at Fyne Court

The unusually mild winter has brought out snowdrops earlier than normal at Fyne Court, the National Trust property nestling in the Quantock Hills.  The mild weather has led to early snowdrops being spotted in December, and throughout January clumps of the popular bulbs at Fyne Court have been seen.

Early Snowdrops at Fyne Court, Somerset (c) National Trust / APEX

Early Snowdrops at Fyne Court, Somerset (c) National Trust / APEX

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