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Upcoming Events

Registration Is Now Open for Our Spring Program Season

This spring explore the dark corners of Elizabethan history as Carol Ann Lloyd reveals the spy network tasked with keeping Queen Elizabeth I safe. Learn about the intense relationship between Churchill and his mother, who set him on his path to power with David Lough. Be captivated by the overlooked story of WWII spy Virginia Hall, “The most dangerous of all Allied spies,” with Sonia Purnell. Bask in the beauty and romance of Art & Design Gardens with Judith Tankard. Revel in the witty social history of royal life on a tour of the upstairs and downstairs of England’s grandest houses with Adrian Tinniswood; and more!

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Damaris Horan Fellowship

2019 Project:
Peat -free Horticulture in National Trust Gardens

The Royal Oak Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 Damaris Horan Prize Fellowship, a residential fellowship with the National Trust of England, Wales & Northern Ireland focused on using plants grown and cultivated without the use of peat. The Horan Fellow will develop solutions to the conservation challenge of peat-free plant supply, while benefitting from a valuable development and learning opportunity.

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Featured Initiatives

A frosty April morning at Blickling Estate, Norfolk. ©National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Blickling’s Library Appeal

The Royal Oak Foundation is excited to launch our 2019 National Trust appeal to support a major effort to protect Blickling’s remarkable library and make its collection better known to the public. 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 most historic building and library.
The White Garden at Sissinghurst Castle Garden - Kent ©NTPL-Jonathan Buckley

2019 Annual Fund

Please consider making a gift to Royal Oak today to support educational events, undertake substantial conservation and preservation projects and provide essential scholarship opportunities.

Latest Stories

Pork Pies and Piccalilli for a Picnic

Cooking & Traditions

What evokes a traditional British picnic more than pork pies and piccalilli? Okay, maybe a few other things. But, unlike Americans, the Brits do include cold savory pies with condiments in their picnic baskets. Learn how to conjure up this dish in your own kitchen here.

The Gardens at Nymans in Sussex

Gardens & Parklands

Nymans was the home of the talented and creative Messel family. Today it is one of England's most inspiring gardens. Exuberant floral displays, captivating views and stunning plant collections are designed to impress, while its rooms, corners and archways offer intimate and secret places in which to relax

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