Give a Gift Membership to the National Trust

 
 

The National Trust has been conserving the nation’s treasures for over a hundred years. Give a National Trust Gift Membership and you'll help preserve & protect some of the UK's most beautiful & historic places and help in the work the National Trust does, such as preserving ancient trees, or its project to revive traditional orchards across England, preserving historic monuments & places or to work looking after nature & wildlife.   

For every roof that’s restored, every acre of land cared for, every time a work of art is conserved, or every orchard that’s brought back to life so that it can blossom again, well, members are part of that and have contributed towards it.

Did you know this about the National Trust?

The Trust and its members cares for

  •  Over 780 miles of coastline
  • Over 250,000 hectares of land
  • Hundreds of historic houses, castles, parks, and gardens
  • Nearly one million works of art! It has some incredible art and collections - there are over 200 collections with tapestries, art, sculptures, furniture and ceramics.  

Of course all these things need to be carefully preserved and some need restoring and  it’s good that the Trust has experts to do this sensitive and vital work.

So even if you are sitting at home, wishing you could head off to places and explore, members can find joy in the fact that they are making a difference.  In fact, every National Trust membership is a lifeline for countryside, coastline, historic sites, green spaces and the people who care for them

Ways membership to the National Trust is helping nature

Bats at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk
Bats have benefitted from the Trust’s work as new tiles fitted onto the roof there have been adapted so that they don’t’ slide off.  The Trust worked with bat experts in planning and executing the work. There are 32 new bat openings around the roof, under the ridge tiles, under pantiles and on the dormer windows.

Bats have benefitted at Oxburgh Hall

Chalk streams in Norfolk are being restored

Currently only 14% of England’s river catchments are in good health and the Trust has a Riverlands project to restore them all and bring them back to health.  As part of this, work is underway to bring back the clear waters of the Upper Bure, which will reverse the decline in wildlife.  It will also connect people to the river and make the landscape more resilient to climate change.

The River Bure will benefit, as will the wildlife there

The Lizard Heathlands are being conserved

Over 250 species of national and international importance live here.  Much of the area is protected by Special Areas of Conservation and Sites of Special Scientific Interest designations.  The Trust works with local farmers, Exmoor ponies and Red Devon and Dexter cattle to keep the healthlands in good shape. The ponies and cattle do a very good job of restoring grassland and healthland habitat.

Hello!  I'm helping with conservation in Cornwall

Beavers have been beavering away!

In Somerset, the pair of beavers who were introduced last year have been busy.  For one thing, they’ve had a baby beaver.  And for another, they have created a dam complex, made of trees, mud, stones and vegetation.  The new wetland habitat is attracting a range of wildlife such as kingfishers, moorhens, dragonflies and bats! 

The beavers in Somerset have been beavering away

Tree planting plans are taking root

The National Trust has a goal to plan and establish 20 million trees by 2030 to take carbon out of the atmosphere and help climate change.  This project will consider the needs of people, nature and wildlife.  Field trees, hedgerows and blossom trees will be amongt those planted.  For example, Brockhampton in the Herefordshire Hills is blossoming, and National Trust Members are helping to make this happen.  The estate is home to about 65 acres of traditional orchards.   About 40% of  the orchards in Herefordshire have disappeared in the last 100 years, so the National Trust are working with the local community there to restore three lost orchards at Brockhampton.  They will be planting hundreds of fruit trees and also turning grazing pasture into lowland wildflower meadows – these will support biodiversity and give people a place to connect with nature.

 

 Brockhampton Estate is blossoming!
Brockhampton Estate is blossoming!

Give a gift membership or join yourself! 

As a member, you'll help protect unforgettable places for future generations
 
With National Trust membership you can currently enjoy:

  • Free entry to outdoor places near you (pre-booking required)
  • Free parking at most car parks near you (pre-booking required for a small number of car parks)
  • Members' handbook, full of information about our places
  • National Trust Magazine three times a year, packed with inspiration, interviews and news
Join now - As a member, you'll help protect unforgettable places for future generations!

With National Trust membership you can currently enjoy:

  • Free entry to outdoor places near you (pre-booking required)
  • Free parking at most car parks near you (pre-booking required for a small number of car parks)
  • Members' handbook, full of information about our places
  • National Trust Magazine three times a year, packed with inspiration, interviews and news

There are different levels of membership available, from a Joint Annual Gift Membership, Family with One Adult, Family with Two Adults, Individual Gift Membership (aged 26 or over), Young Person Annual Gift Membership (18-25) and Junior Annual Gift Membership (0-17 years).   Give a gift membership today

 
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The National Trust protects beautiful and historic places for future generations to enjoy.
 

Other Gift Ideas

You could treat your loved one to something from the National Trust Online Shop instead.  There's a wonderful variety of gifts to choose from, from bags and outdoor gifts to things for the home and garden;  and if you're looking for gifts connected with people and places, then check out that section of the website. 

My mother has really loved the scarves I've given her from the online shop - she says all her friends want to know where she got them. 

There are Beatrix Potter items, William Morris for anyone into arts & crafts, Churchill goodies and items for the Agatha Christie enthsuiast.  That's my favourite section of the website but click here to have a browse and treat someone to something from the National Trust Online Shop