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A pioneer on the battlefields of Crimea, Florence Nightingale sowed the seeds of modern nursing, inspiring paintings and figurines in her likeness. 

This #InternationalNursesDay, discover the legacy of the ‘lady with the lamp’ at the places we care for: https://t.co/ulX8TO1vja @nationaltrust National Trust Videos and pictures

A pioneer on the battlefields of Crimea, Florence Nightingale sowed the seeds of modern nursing, inspiring paintings and figurines in her likeness. This #InternationalNursesDay, discover the legacy of the ‘lady with the lamp’ at the places we care for: https://t.co/ulX8TO1vja

Looming over the village of Cerne Abbas, the chalk giant leaves little to the imagination, but one mystery still evades archaeologists; when did he appear? 

A recent study narrowed it down, but this giant isn’t sharing all his secrets. When - and how - do you think he appeared? @nationaltrust National Trust Videos and pictures

Looming over the village of Cerne Abbas, the chalk giant leaves little to the imagination, but one mystery still evades archaeologists; when did he appear? A recent study narrowed it down, but this giant isn’t sharing all his secrets. When - and how - do you think he appeared?

Getting out and immersing yourself in your local green spaces can help you breathe a sigh of relief, and bring some of that calm back with you. 
#EveryoneNeedsNature #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek @nationaltrust National Trust Videos and pictures

Getting out and immersing yourself in your local green spaces can help you breathe a sigh of relief, and bring some of that calm back with you. #EveryoneNeedsNature #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Have you been enticed by fragrant apple blossom yet this spring? #BlossomWatch @nationaltrust National Trust Videos and pictures

Have you been enticed by fragrant apple blossom yet this spring? #BlossomWatch

Did you know around half of the world's bluebells grow here in the UK?

All the more reason to look out for them and keep them from harm by sticking to the paths. @nationaltrust National Trust Videos and pictures

Did you know around half of the world's bluebells grow here in the UK? All the more reason to look out for them and keep them from harm by sticking to the paths.

Immerse yourself in a riot of colour with a stroll around the spring gardens we care for: https://t.co/b4XZU99AYk @nationaltrust National Trust Videos and pictures

Immerse yourself in a riot of colour with a stroll around the spring gardens we care for: https://t.co/b4XZU99AYk

Dramatic landscapes and ancient buildings steeped in history and legends.

On #SomersetDay, we'd like to thank you for helping us care for nature, beauty and history across this inspiring county. @nationaltrust National Trust Videos and pictures

Dramatic landscapes and ancient buildings steeped in history and legends. On #SomersetDay, we'd like to thank you for helping us care for nature, beauty and history across this inspiring county.

Do you love losing yourself in a riot of colour, or would you prefer to stretch out on a rolling, landscaped lawn, watching the world go by?

With over 200 gardens in our care, you can choose from neat and tidy or wild and wonderful to suit your mood: https://t.co/eLs3HZsQk0 @nationaltrust National Trust Videos and pictures

Do you love losing yourself in a riot of colour, or would you prefer to stretch out on a rolling, landscaped lawn, watching the world go by? With over 200 gardens in our care, you can choose from neat and tidy or wild and wonderful to suit your mood: https://t.co/eLs3HZsQk0

Spending time in nature can reduce anxiety and depression, and basking in natural light can lift your mood. If you can, take a moment to connect with the outdoors today.
 #EveryoneNeedsNature #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek @nationaltrust National Trust Videos and pictures

Spending time in nature can reduce anxiety and depression, and basking in natural light can lift your mood. If you can, take a moment to connect with the outdoors today. #EveryoneNeedsNature #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Say hello to the newest additions @NTTredegarHouse - three cute coot chicks.

Signs of new life are always exciting, but remember to give young ones space so they can safely explore. @nationaltrust National Trust Videos and pictures

Say hello to the newest additions @NTTredegarHouse - three cute coot chicks. Signs of new life are always exciting, but remember to give young ones space so they can safely explore.

Can you guess which furry resident at Mount Stewart in County Down is having a game of hide and seek?

Photo: Lesley Barker. @nationaltrust National Trust Videos and pictures

Can you guess which furry resident at Mount Stewart in County Down is having a game of hide and seek? Photo: Lesley Barker.

Time for a brew.

Which of these 17th-century teapots we care for is your cup of tea? @nationaltrust National Trust Videos and pictures

Time for a brew. Which of these 17th-century teapots we care for is your cup of tea?

Find the sweet spot – don’t let the compost dry out but don’t be tempted to over-water either. 

Room temperature water is ideal to prevent lowering the temperature of the compost. @nationaltrust National Trust Videos and pictures

Find the sweet spot – don’t let the compost dry out but don’t be tempted to over-water either. Room temperature water is ideal to prevent lowering the temperature of the compost.

Loofah seeds need a constant warm temperature to germinate. 
Choose your warmest, sunniest windowsill - soaking them in warm water for a couple of hours before sowing can help encourage them too. @nationaltrust National Trust Videos and pictures

Loofah seeds need a constant warm temperature to germinate. Choose your warmest, sunniest windowsill - soaking them in warm water for a couple of hours before sowing can help encourage them too.

Are you growing your loofahs along with us? If you haven’t sowed your seeds yet, you’d best get on it now.

You’ll need loofah (luffa cyclindrica) seeds, small pots and a good quality peat-free seed or multipurpose compost. @nationaltrust National Trust Videos and pictures

Are you growing your loofahs along with us? If you haven’t sowed your seeds yet, you’d best get on it now. You’ll need loofah (luffa cyclindrica) seeds, small pots and a good quality peat-free seed or multipurpose compost.

Nature is so important for our minds and bodies 🌳🌼#ConnectWithNature @mentalhealth  

This #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, take the time to reconnect with nature. It could be stopping to watch a buzzing bee or reaching out to someone for a mindful walk in nature together. @nationaltrust National Trust Videos and pictures

Nature is so important for our minds and bodies 🌳🌼#ConnectWithNature @mentalhealth This #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, take the time to reconnect with nature. It could be stopping to watch a buzzing bee or reaching out to someone for a mindful walk in nature together.

Make space this week to spend some time in nature, listening to the birds and feeling the breeze on your face. Connecting with nature does you good. #EveryoneNeedsNature #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek @nationaltrust National Trust Videos and pictures

Make space this week to spend some time in nature, listening to the birds and feeling the breeze on your face. Connecting with nature does you good. #EveryoneNeedsNature #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Pretty in pink or elegant in white, which blossom has taken your fancy this season?

Thanks Claudette and Claire for sharing these floral wonders for #BlossomWatch. @nationaltrust National Trust Videos and pictures

Pretty in pink or elegant in white, which blossom has taken your fancy this season? Thanks Claudette and Claire for sharing these floral wonders for #BlossomWatch.

The spring flowers at Quarry Bank in Cheshire remind us of a sweet shop. Parma violets, flying saucers or jelly buttons anyone? @nationaltrust National Trust Videos and pictures

The spring flowers at Quarry Bank in Cheshire remind us of a sweet shop. Parma violets, flying saucers or jelly buttons anyone?

Society balls, the Roaring Twenties and a whirlwind search for romance; the places we care for set the scene for a new adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s ‘The Pursuit of Love’.   

Tune in tonight at 9pm on @BBCOne for the first instalment, or catch up on BBC iPlayer. @nationaltrust National Trust Videos and pictures

Society balls, the Roaring Twenties and a whirlwind search for romance; the places we care for set the scene for a new adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s ‘The Pursuit of Love’. Tune in tonight at 9pm on @BBCOne for the first instalment, or catch up on BBC iPlayer.

We’re not the only fans of rhubarb apparently. This flutter of peacock butterflies was spotted basking in the sunshine. @nationaltrust National Trust Videos and pictures

We’re not the only fans of rhubarb apparently. This flutter of peacock butterflies was spotted basking in the sunshine.