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31 Mar 2020

From times of adversity

Adversity for gardeners is not a new concept – an old saying reminds us that ‘every flower must grow through dirt’.

27 Mar 2020

Schooldays gone by

As schools across the world close their doors, we explore some of the images of schools and schoolchildren in our photographic collections.

26 Mar 2020

The benevolent Elizabeth, Duchess of Gordon

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re publishing a series of blog posts written by our volunteers and staff, highlighting both historical female characters and their influences at their properties.

25 Mar 2020

Cartomania: the portrayal of women in carte de visites

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting historical female characters and their influences at our properties.

Highlights of spring

The change of season at the spring equinox – when days start to lengthen and the earth seems to be stirring – heralds the time when we can all start to plan, look forward and dream.

25 Mar 2020

Keeping a distance in the past

This short article looks at a topical issue and views it from the perspective of the past.

24 Mar 2020

Lady Augusta Kennedy-Erskine: from illegitimate daughter to lady of the house

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re publishing a series of blog posts written by our volunteers and staff, highlighting both historical female characters and their influences at their properties.

23 Mar 2020

Thatching Burns Cottage

New for 2020 – at Number 16 on our 100 Ways list is replacing the roof at Burns Cottage.

Coronavirus emergency: all events suspended and most properties closed

Following the latest developments on the coronavirus emergency, we’ve taken the difficult decision to keep the vast majority of our properties closed.