In the city

If you go down into town today, you’re in for a big surprise… From 11:00 today in Victoria Square, right in the heart of Birmingham, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of a strange new object that will tour the city’s parks and open spaces over the coming months. Imagine a gigantic acorn. Picture…

Secret Gardens and Outdoor Sitting Rooms: the London Open Garden Squares Weekend

This weekend, 215 parks and gardens across 27 London boroughs will be open to the public as part of the London Parks and Gardens Trust’s annual Open Garden Squares Weekend. Presented in association with the National Trust, the weekend’s object is to showcase the ‘little known and hidden green spaces across the capital’. All types…

National Children’s Day 2013: let children’s imagination run wild

Today, 15th May, is National Children’s Day UK. The day celebrates childhood and right of all children to be able to develop – naturally and happily – to their full potential. In a piece on the Trust’s Outdoor Nation blog earlier this week, Hattie Garlick, director of the Save Childhood Movement, wrote of the importance…

Special places and beyond

Being a member of the National Trust External Affairs team, and as part of a six month internship, Eva Spear is looking at the Trust’s international cultural understanding around the historic and natural environment. Below you’ll find one of her primary observations. Whilst researching the developments of natural and cultural heritage movements in Europe, I soon discovered that countries’…

Where is your special place? National Trust launches new “I Oak Leaf” campaign

Today’s post is written by Gabriella Swaffield, one of the newest members of the Media and External Affairs team. Gabriella will be working closely with the PR team throughout her internship and will be blogging about all the exciting goings on in the Press Office. Last week the National Trust launched their 2013 campaign which celebrates the emotional…