Our members' magazine

Spring 2022 Magazine

The National Trust members’ magazine is our 'thank you' to you, for being part of our work to care for nature, history and beauty. Published three times a year, it's full of behind-the-scenes stories and beautiful photography. We hope it will inspire you about all there is to discover and be part of with the National Trust.

Spring 2022 edition highlights

We hope the spring issue of National Trust Magazine will lift your spirits and fill you with inspiration as we begin the New Year. Share the first glorious blossom of the season on Instagram, delight in tricks and capers at Georgian Britain’s most notorious party house, or just enjoy a hot cup of coffee after a bracing spring walk with family and friends. 

Our cover feature explores the remarkable story of world-famous children’s author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, and her journey from a stifling Victorian London upbringing to become a passionate Lake District conservationist. A new exhibition about her life, created by the V&A Museum and the National Trust, opens in February, and Trust curator Helen Antrobus reveals five of its most interesting items. 

Elsewhere, we’re raising the curtain on Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland, where a £7.8m project to restore the mansion and bring back the theatricality of its past is reaching its conclusion.

Finally, we spill the beans on the Trust’s new coffee blend, and uncover the drink’s long history of bringing people together, from rowdy 17th-century coffee houses to a takeaway latte with a view at many Trust places. For a double coffee hit, try our classic Coffee and walnut cake and Coffee kisses recipes alongside your morning brew.

Where ever you are this spring, revel in the delights of blossom. Swathes of newly planted trees will flower for the first time this year, thanks to a Trust initiative to bring the joy of blossom to as many people as possible. Share your photos online as they start to bloom using #BlossomWatch.

Listen to exclusive audio interviews

We produce an hour-long audio version of each magazine which covers the main articles from the magazine and includes extra behind-the-scenes chats with our contributors. It's ideal for those with visual impairment, or anyone who wants to hear exclusive interviews. This edition is presented by Sally Palmer, Editor of National Trust Magazine.

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Spring 2022 audio edition of our members’ magazine

We hope the spring issue of National Trust Magazine will lift your spirits and fill you with inspiration as we begin the New Year. Explore the remarkable story of world-famous children’s author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, and her journey to becoming a passionate Lake District conservationist. We’ll also be raising the curtain on Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland, where a £7.8m project to restore the mansion and bring back the theatricality of its past is reaching its conclusion, and reveling in the delights of spring blossom.

You can listen to the audio edition for free above. If you have a visual impairment and would prefer to receive a CD – or know someone who would – email RNIB on businesslink@rnib.org.uk or phone them on 01733 375 370.

Highlights from the spring magazine

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