The National Trust has released a 2022 programme celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and a pledge to connect people to the “restorative power of nature”.

Seventy tree-planting projects are planned across the trust, including planting major new avenues and orchards, to celebrate the Queen's 70-year reign. 

New exhibitions and events will be held at Upton House near Banbury, Oxfordshire and Plas Newydd House and Gardens in Anglesey, which has origins from 1470. 

There will be fetes and picnics across England and Wales to celebrate the occasion. 

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:  Plas Newydd House and Gardens in Anglesey (Tripadvisor) Plas Newydd House and Gardens in Anglesey (Tripadvisor)

The trust will also celebrate a year of Beatles anniversaries in Liverpool, including Sir Paul McCartney’s 80th birthday and the 60th anniversary of the Fab Four’s debut single.

It will host musical events at Sir Paul’s childhood home in south Liverpool, 20 Forthlin Road.

The trust’s director general, Hilary McGrady, promised to make it a year “for everyone to take pride in”.

“We care for so much of what’s brilliant and beautiful about these great nations and are custodians of so much of our shared history. We aim to bring that to life in our work,” she said.

“This year we’ll be exploring some of the fascinating history of places in our care, from one of the 18th century’s most flamboyant families to the incredible story of an ordinary home in Liverpool, where four working class lads transformed the world of music forever.”

The trust – which is Europe’s biggest conservation charity – has also pledged to spend half a billion pounds over the next three years on dozens of property projects.

The charity’s membership has bounced back from a pandemic-related lull and is now almost back to 2019 levels.

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