A lamb born on on the most southerly farm in the country, at Tregullas Farm on the Lizard surprised National Trust tenant farmers with an early arrival.
The National Trust shop at Stourhead reopens its door after having its first refit since it opened 15 years ago.
Stourhead shop opened its doors for the first time in May 2002 in a new purpose built building and despite welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, the shop has largely been untouched.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Endangered dormice have been discovered at Tyntesfield, near Bristol, for the first time by National Trust rangers and volunteers.
The team have been surveying and monitoring wildlife on the estate for many years, including, bats, newts and birds, but have recently extended their work to include dormice.
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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.
Music to tweet to: Study finds that the South West’s favourite spring sound is the early morning ‘dawn chorus’ of birds
A leading UK beatboxer has vocally recreated the nation’s best-known songbirds to celebrate the sounds of spring and encourage people in the South West to get outdoors and experience nature first hand. Continue reading…
Ian Wright, South West Gardens Advisor said: “Arriving fast on the heels of snowdrops, daffodils are often the first sign of spring that people watch for.