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The National Garden Scheme Garden Visitor’s Handbook is your essential garden-visiting guide for 2020. From extensive country landscapes and romantic cottage gardens, to urban hideaways and ancient woodlands, we open the gates to a diverse range of exceptionally beautiful gardens across England and Wales. With thousands to choose from, opening from February to October, your perfect garden awaits.
Thousands of you voted for your favourite gardens from our shortlist of 30 of the country’s finest, all of which open for the National Garden Scheme. Now we can reveal the winners of 2019’s Nation’s Favourite Gardens competition run by The English Garden in partnership with the National Garden Scheme and supported by Viking.
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.
Horatio’s Garden is one of the National Garden Scheme’s gardens and health charities – receiving funding for work which promotes the physical and mental health benefits of gardens and gardening.
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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