An Update on Coronavirus

Dear Members and Friends,

The ongoing spread of Covid-19 has presented us all with new challenges that we have never before faced. However we are committed to the health and safety of our members, friends, speakers, and staff. With that in mind, we decided earlier this week to cancel our March and April Spring 2020 events. As the situation develops and changes daily, we will make a decision about events planned for May in the coming days.

Any tickets already purchased for March and April lectures and tours will be refunded as soon as possible. If you would like to use your lecture payments as a tax-deductible donation to Royal Oak, kindly email us and accept our thanks!

Please also be aware that The National Trust has decided to close all houses, cafes and stores as well as gardens and parks. You can read more about these details at

I know many of you are ardent travelers to the UK and in these uncertain times you will be staying home. However your membership and donations are crucial to The Royal Oak Foundation continuing our mission to support the National Trust and bring you the best scholarship in British art, architecture, history and gardens.

Now more than ever, Royal Oak needs your support. Please join or renew your membership. You can continue to make donations either at or by contacting us at

Your loyalty to Royal Oak and to our commitment to the mission of The National Trust remains paramount to us, especially during times of global unease. We appreciate your understanding during these unexpected events and send our best wishes for you, your family, and your community.

Please note that we are working remotely, so our response time to email and telephone inquiries may be slower, but we will get back to you.

The Royal Oak Staff and Directors

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Royal Oak would like to thank you for all you have done to support the preservation and conservation projects we help the National Trust undertake each year.

It is through your generosity that we are able to play our part in these important endeavors as well as to bring British cultural programs to cities across the country.

By these means, we celebrate the shared cultural heritage between our nation and the British people and ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the history, the places, and the culture we love.

All of this would not be possible without the money we receive for the annual fund from supporters like you.

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Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

The Royal Oak Foundation is excited to launch our 2020 National Trust appeal to support a major effort to protect Fountains Abbey and Royal Studley Water Garden. Our patrons’ generosity is what will make it possible for Royal Oak to achieve our goal of raising $250,000 toward this important project. We invite you to join us to help save this historic and beautiful place in Yorkshire.
The White Garden at Sissinghurst Castle Garden - Kent ©NTPL-Jonathan Buckley

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