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August can be a great time to visit a garden. Children go free at most National Garden Scheme gardens and with delicious tea and cakes, all supporting charity, it’s a wonderful day out.
Join the doyenne of garden designers, Arabella Lennox-Boyd for this year’s Annual Lecture ‘Gardens In My Life’ at the Royal Geographical Society on 17 November. Across a career spanning half a century Arabella has created magical gardens for clientele including royalty, aristocrats and pop stars.
Think sunshine, flowers and cake! Celebrate the last of the summer sunshine with a glass of goodwill and host a party in your garden to help raise funds for some of the UK’s best-loved nursing and health charities. Whether you host an afternoon tea, evening drinks or a children’s party – every cuppa poured, cake eaten and garden explored will make a difference.
To launch the National Garden Scheme’s new season, Chief Executive George Plumptre selects some of his garden highlights for the year ahead. From seaside idylls and historic gems to small gardens that inspire and delight, there’s a lot to get excited about in our 2022 garden portfolio.
The National Garden Scheme is delighted to be a Friend of The Queen’s Green Canopy, a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”. In partnership with the Woodland Trust we’ve put together information about which tree to choose for your garden and how to plant it.
Despite the ongoing restrictions and uncertainty that continued throughout the early months of 2021, severely curtailing garden opening activities, the National Garden Scheme has announced donations of over £3 million to its beneficiary charities.
Commenting, Chairman Rupert Tyler said: “At a time when the collective activities and contributions of our beneficiaries in supporting the national endeavour continued to put unbearable pressure on many aspects of their work, we are delighted to be able to continue our support in such a meaningful way.”
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