Celebrate trees with our Woodland Trust partnership

Trees have been part of our gardens for thousands of years but today, in the face of the current climate emergency, they have never been more important.

In 2020, the National Garden Scheme announced a new partnership with the Woodland Trust aimed at promoting a wider understanding and appreciation of trees within both a wild and domestic garden setting.

We’ll bring focus to the importance of trees, share the wonderful gardens in our portfolio that hold national collections or are home to historic or special trees, look at their role in carbon capture and climate resilience, bring you special offers on Woodland Trust tree collections and more…

National Garden Scheme continues to champion trees with The Queen’s Green Canopy

The National Garden Scheme is delighted to become a Friend of The Queen’s Green Canopy, a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.   We will be joining thousands of others and helping to encourage the planting of trees throughout our garden and supporter network as part of this wonderful celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 

A new partnership to help champion the country’s trees

The National Garden Scheme has announced a new partnership with the Woodland Trust aimed at promoting a wider understanding and appreciation of trees within both a wild and domestic garden setting.

Commenting on the partnership, Darren Moorcroft, CEO of the Woodland Trust said: “Trees are a powerful weapon in the current fight back against both the climate and nature emergencies, and we hope that this partnership will help encourage the wider community of garden owners and visitors to appreciate their importance and to plant more trees. We want to see a country rich in native woods and trees, for people and for wildlife.”

Creating a living legacy with the Woodland Trust in Wiltshire

From a single tree in your garden to a whole woodland, trees can bring a host of benefits for people and wildlife. Find out about a new woodland planted in Wiltshire this winter by one of our volunteers.

The silent solace of trees

Trees can provide shape, shade and solace and nowhere is this more important than in a health care setting. Four head gardeners at Horatio’s Gardens – a charity supported by the National Garden Scheme since 2015 – talk about the importance of trees in their gardens.

Enjoy a woodland walk this winter

As the open garden season closes there are still plenty of wonderful, socially distanced ways of getting out into nature and none better than taking a winter walk. Explore more about woods and walks with the Woodland Trust and enjoy the healing power of nature in these troubled times.

Wales ablaze with autumn colour

Despite lockdown in Wales we are delighted to share this virtual visit to one of the best small arboretum in Wales at Gliffaes Country House Hotel. Explore the fabulous colours and history of this autumn jewel.

Gardens play key role in creating extensive tree cover in urban areas

A research project has found that urban areas are not all houses, shops and offices, they are also where you’ll find many of the country’s trees.

The healing power of trees and woods

Explore the benefits of trees and woods on our mental and physical health and how they have the power to heal.

Trees in gardens – dignifying the ordinary

National Garden Scheme CEO, George Plumptre looks at the important role of trees in the history of gardens from ancient Egypt to the present day.

The Quercus Legacy

Among the thousands of gardens that the National Garden Scheme opens are over 150 gardens where trees form an integral part, or particular focus, of their design. There are also 16 national collections of trees that open, one is Chevithorne Barton in Devon.

About the Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust stands up for trees as the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity with more than 500,000 supporters. We want to see a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. Established in 1972, the Woodland Trust owns and cares for over 1,200 sites covering approximately 29,000 hectares. Access to our woods is free so everyone can benefit from woods and trees.

For more information click on the logo to visit the Woodland Trust website

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