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How we look after our bluebells
A hazy violet carpet in the dappled shade of a beech wood is a common sight in late spring. The bluebell is one of our best-loved British flowers. But they’re in danger from an alien invader and well-meaning ones closer to home.
Bluebell woods near you
Spotting a carpet of bluebells in a woodland is a highlight of any springtime walk in the countryside. Discover the top spots where you can see carpets of bluebells in woods near you.
Expert Matthew Oates picks his favorite spring wildlife as holly blue butterfly booms
Britain is enjoying a holly blue butterfly boom as warm temperatures cause spring wildlife to flourish. National Trust gardeners report one of the best years in decades for the holly blue butterfly, but nature experts confess that the reasons for the butterfly explosion remain a mystery.
Support Churchill’s Chartwell
The Royal Oak Foundation launches a multi-year appeal to reinvigorate Winston Churchill’s legacy at his family home and acquire prized possessions for the worldwide public.
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Give to Royal Oak today to support educational events, undertake substantial conservation and preservation projects and provide essential scholarship opportunities.
The Royal Oak Legacy Circle
Help ensure the future of The Royal Oak Foundation with a legacy gift.