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National Trust decides to close gardens as well as houses, shops and cafes

Published: March 22, 2020 at 10:07 am

Following government guidance on the Coronavirus, the National Trust has announced it will be closing all gardens, as well as its houses, shops and cafes

On 21 March 2020 the National Trust announced that it would be closing all its parks and gardens, in addition to its homes, shops and cafes, to help restrict the spread of Coronavirus.

A visitor to RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The countryside and coastal locations remain open, with parking charges waived. But the Trust is encouraging people to stay local and observe social distancing measures.

Read the National Trust's FAQs on the coronavirus. 


In a statement the Trust said: 'We know that people are likely to need space and fresh air in the coming weeks and months and we will do all we can to provide access wherever possible and where it is safe to do so. Our countryside and coastal locations remain open with parking charges waived, but we encourage people to stay local and observe social distancing measures.'


Daisy Bowie-Sell is digital editor of Gardens Illustrated. She has previously worked as a journalist for publications including the Daily Telegraph, WhatsOnStage and Time Out London


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