By Press Association

Rising temperatures and more extreme weather posing new challenges for National Trust properties’ gardens, rare books and tapestries

Rare book collections, stately home gardens and 18th century tapestries are among the heritage being affected by a changing climate, the National Trust has warned.

More erratic weather, changes to rainfall and rising temperatures are already having an impact on National Trust properties and land, the organisation said, forcing it to find new ways of managing the heritage in its care in the face of climate change.