Gardens & Health

The National Garden Scheme isn’t just about opening beautiful gardens for charity – we are passionate about the physical and mental health benefits of gardens and gardening.

In 2016, we commissioned the King’s Fund to produce a report on the topic and began an annual funding programme to support gardens and health-related projects run by charities.

In 2017, we launched our annual Gardens and Health programme to continue raising awareness of the amazing impact gardens and gardening can have on physical and mental health.

Launched each spring, our Gardens and Health week in 2020 will run from 9th – 16th May but we work to promote Gardens and Health throughout the year, linking service users from our beneficiaries with free garden visits and funding Garden and Health projects. Read the inspiring stories about people whose lives has been transformed by their gardens from our 2019 campaign here.

Gardens and Health Week

The National Garden Scheme’s annual Gardens and Health Week is dedicated to promoting the positive impact gardens can have on physical and mental health.

Gardens and Health Week 2019 ran from 11th – 19th May. Discover more about how gardens and gardening can be a path to a healthier lifestyle.

Gardens and Health projects

In 2019, the National Garden Scheme gave £245,000 of the total £3 million charitable donations to gardens and health-related projects run by charities including Treloar’s, Horatio’s Garden and KIDS.

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Our donations for 2019

Donor 1 £185,000
Donor 2 £130,000
Donor 3 £100,000
Donor 4 £75,000
Donor 5 £85,000
Donor 6 £85,000
Donor 7 £206,208
Donor 8 £500,000
Donor 9 £500,000
Donor 10 £400,000
Donor 11 £500,000
Donor 12 £250,000