Discover a family friendly garden this summer

Your perfect garden awaits…

We have around 3,500 breathtaking private gardens opening for charity – take a look below to find yourself a fantastic day out.

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Get up to date with garden openings, beneficiary news and seasonal articles on our gardens.

Gardens open by arrangement

Have you found the perfect garden using our garden finder only to realise that you’re busy on the open day? A garden open by arrangement accepts groups of visitors to their garden for a more personalised visit, on a pre-agreed date. Usually, the garden will advertise a range of dates available that they are willing to open so that groups can decide on the most suitable option for them.

Get a taste for growing your own with the National Garden Scheme

From prize-winning dahlia’s to delicious fresh produce and heaps of community spirit there are so many special allotments opening.

National Garden Scheme App

Looking for gardens on the go? We’ve got the perfect solution – our mobile phone app is available for both Apple and Android phones, and makes garden visiting even easier than before!

Gardens and Health 2019 - A path to health

In 2019 we are focusing on the importance of social prescribing and the role of gardening and gardens in helping to create a positive path to health. We have a host of inspiring stories about people whose lives have been transformed by their gardens, plus garden recommendations tailored to soothe your soul.

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Our donations for 2019

Donor 1 £185,000
Donor 2 £130,000
Donor 3 £100,000
Donor 4 £245,000
Donor 5 £206,208
Donor 6 £500,000
Donor 7 £500,000
Donor 8 £400,000
Donor 9 £500,000
Donor 10 £250,000