The Secret Gardens of Canterbury Cathedral24/05/2013
The historic and beautiful private gardens of Canterbury Cathedral will be open to all this Bank Holiday Weekend. Five beautiful Canonical gardens will be open to the public and on hand, to advise and discuss, will be the talented Cathedral gardeners. Lots to see and do for all.
Five Lovely Gardens Open In Shropshire Over Bank Holiday Weekend22/05/2013
Five of the county’s best private gardens will be open for the NGS over the coming bank holiday weekend. This is a real showcase of some of the beautiful gardens that Shropshire has to offer visitors. From delightful cottage gardens to grand estates, all of these gardens will be opening their gates to the public to raise funds for NGS charities.
Rocketing Visitor Numbers For This Superb Essex Garden21/05/2013
Each year in late May Sir Jeffery and Lady Bowman throw open the garden gates of their fine Elizabethan house The Old Rectory in Boreham. Visitor numbers have rocketed in recent years, such that it is now one of the very firm favourite gardens with visitors. Open this weekend, its certainly one not to be missed!
Hertfordshire Alternatives To Chelsea16/05/2013
Whether you missed out on Chelsea Flower Show tickets or you just can't face the crowds around the show gardens, we invite you to stay close to home and visit some wonderful gardens in Hertfordshire this month. From 'new to the NGS' to old favourites, discover some May delights with us around the county.
Discover The Picturesque Paulownia Trees In North Essex13/05/2013
A lovely 6 acre mature country house garden throws open its gates this weekend deep in the Essex countyside. A very friendly welcome, and lots to see - flower meadows, streams, ponds, and picturesque Paulownia trees hidden deep within enchanting woodland.
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NGS Announce Beneficiary Donations For 2013
On Thursday 21st March 2013, George Plumptre, Chief Executive of The National Gardens Scheme, was delighted to announce the amounts that each of our beneficiary charities would be receiving as a result of funds raised through garden openings last year.
Group Visits & Tours
A successful group day out is all in the planning so here at The National Gardens Scheme, we like to make sure that you’ve got all the information you need to get the most out of your group visit.
Elspeth Thompson Bursary
The National Gardens Scheme offers a bursary in memory of enthusiastic supporter Elspeth Thompson who died in 2010. The bursary is administered by the RHS and is available to provide financial assistance to amateur gardeners
A Blooming Good Partnership For People With Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s UK and The National Garden Scheme (NGS) have joined forces to encourage people with Parkinson’s to get out into the great outdoors and visit a local garden. Parkinson’s UK will receive a donation in the region of £100,000 from NGS to support their nursing fund.
NGS Backs Hospice Care Week
The NGS is proud to back Hospice Care Week. The theme this year is ‘Be surprised, hospice care is for everyone’, highlighting how hospices support people from all corners of their community – whoever they are, wherever they are and whatever their illness.
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