The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty was founded in January 1895, by three Victorian philanthropists: Miss Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley and was re-incorporated by a private Act of Parliament: The National Trust Act 1907. Since then, it has expanded into a great organisation, currently with 3.8 million members and 17 million annual visitors, 255,000 hectares of land, 709 miles of coastline, and more than 350 properties, from grand houses to back-to-backs and a workhouse, gardens and parks, ancient monuments and nature reserves, open to the public. What is perhaps less well-known – and is sometimes overlooked by visitors – is that it owns remarkable collections of pictures. The Trust has a great collection of over 12,000 oil paintings in its care, some of which are still privately-owned but on permanent public display.
27 February 2021
Tune in to our FAcebook and/or YouTube page tomorrow from 9.30am to watch the first ever (but by no means the last) Garddio gyda Geth (Gardening with Geth)! Learn some handy tips on how to grow #Daffodils as part of #GwylDewiBangor #StDavidsDay https://t.co/iK3iNmtOMu https://t.co/PFFXYkq4MN