The Garden Fairy blog


The Garden Fairy Blog is always a wonderful read and last week Eliza wrote about coming to our Media Launch at Royal Festival Hall, and the work we do.

Read a little part of the blog below, or to read the full article click here, it also includes 5 brilliant suggestions for London gardens opening for us this summer!

The National Garden Scheme: 90 years & fresh ideas

The National Garden Scheme is an organisation that offers people access to stunning gardens around England and Wales, raising money for nursing and carers. This year it has reached a phenomenal milestone, celebrating 90 years of fundraising and enjoyment of beautiful British gardens.

I’m a volunteer writer for the NGS, and was lucky enough to attend the 90th Anniversary celebration and 2017 book launch. Amazingly, the charity has hit record levels of donations and open gardens in the past year, with £3 million raised, 4,000 garden owners opening their green space to the public, and 380 county volunteers helping to coordinate the scheme. Since being founded in 1927, the NGS has raised money for nursing charities including MacMillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Hospice UK – which will each receive an astonishing £500,000 each from the NGS in 2017.

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Our donations in 2023

Donor 1
Donor 2 £450,000
Donor 3 £450,000
Donor 4 £450,000
Donor 5 £425,000
Donor 6 £350,000
Donor 7 £350,000
Donor 8
Donor 9 £100,000
Donor 10 £90,000
Donor 11 £80,000
Donor 12 £281,000
Donor 13 £260,000