For centuries, women’s ambitions to forge green-fingered careers were an uphill struggle for recognition and acceptance in a male dominated world.

Just a few generations ago, female head gardeners were a rarity, but now women are involved in all areas of horticulture and heritage gardening.
Here we take a look behind the scenes at some of the fascinating and diverse roles women gardeners hold today in the gardens we look after.

Read Meet five inspirational women gardeners via National Trust

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