SEARCHsearch icon
  • Hidden

National Trust School of Gardening

Rebecca Bevan

National Trust


ISBN: 9781911657156

Price: £ 20.00

Publication date: 15 April 2021

ISBN: 9781911657378


Price: £ 14.99

  Our price: £

Publication date: 15 April 2021

Category: Lifestyle & Gardening

More about buying ebooks from us

 ‘An accessible, informative guide for beginners, but full of ideas and tips for seasoned gardeners.’ – Sunday Mirror


Elevate your own green space and become a more confident and creative gardener with lessons from experienced National Trust gardeners in this comprehensive horticultural guide. 

The National Trust looks after hundreds of beautiful gardens of every imaginable shape and size across Britain – from the grandest country estate to the smallest cottage garden. They manage such internationally renowned gardens as Sissinghurst and Hidcote. National Trust garden staff receive countless questions from visitors about plants growing in the gardens and techniques that can be tried at home. This in-depth guide will pass on their wisdom and provide the answers you are looking for.

This book is packed with images of National Trust gardens of all types, spanning over 300 years of horticultural heritage, to inspire keen amateur gardeners and aspirational novices to realise their green-fingered ambitions. Written by expert gardener Rebecca Bevan, with the help of National Trust gardeners, the National Trust School of Gardening will make you feel confident about developing your garden rather than overwhelmed with unnecessary technical detail.

From herbaceous borders to gardening sustainably, roses and climbers to growing under glass, each chapter  provides snippets of horticultural history, examples of best practice from National Trust gardens, unique gems of wisdom from talented NT gardeners, and lots of easy-to-follow practical advice.

Featuring a wide range of National Trust gardens both large and small, formal and informal, famous and undiscovered, high maintenance and low key. The topics covered and the insightful practical guides shared are easily applicable to private gardens, enriching even the tiniest urban spaces.


Rebecca Bevan has been a Head Gardener, an RHS Horticultural Adviser, a BBC Gardeners’ World Researcher, and has written for The Garden Magazine and The Telegraph. She was also a contributor on BBC Gardeners’ World and BBC Gardeners’ Question Time. Following five years at the National Trust as their Garden Researcher, she now runs her own garden advice and design business and works part-time as a Horticultural Researcher.



‘Unlike most “how-to” guides, this one from the National Trust has a relaxed and elegant air’ 

The Sunday Telegraph

‘It’s an excellent go-to gardening bible’

Sunday Express

‘Brimming with easy-to-follow advice and gems of wisdom…an indispensable guide for both the keen novice and experienced enthusiast’

Grow Your Own magazine

‘An in-depth practical gardening book that will easily earn its keep on your bookshelf, useful for novice and experienced gardeners alike’

Gardens Illustrated magazine

'A beautiful book to take inspiration from, and an unintimidating practical guide to designing and maintaining your own garden…a treasure chest of gardening advice and inspiration - a book to give as a gift to green-fingered friends (or yourself)'

‘An accessible, informative guide for beginners, but full of ideas and tips for seasoned gardeners’

Sunday Mirror

‘An excellent go-to gardening bible’

Sunday Express

‘Comprehensive guide…a useful book for anyone wanting to increase their gardening know-how’

The Daily Mail