Enjoy a garden visit this spring

In November 2023, the National Garden Scheme announced donations of £3,403,960 to our beneficiary charities – find out more here

A perfect gift for garden lovers

Getting 2024 off to a positive start, Emma Bridgewater and David Austin® have announced their charitable collaboration in support of the National Garden Scheme. There’s a fabulous Bring Me Sunshine mug honouring the joyful Bring Me Sunshine® (Ausernie) English rose and an exclusive open weekend with David Austin this June.

Open your garden

By opening your garden, you’re not only giving people a great day out – you’re also raising money to help those in need. In 2023, garden openings meant we could give over £3.4 million to our beneficiary charities. What’s more, you’ll join a community of thousands of other like minded garden owners, all passionate about great gardens and raising money for great causes.

Tom Stuart-Smith to design our Chelsea garden

The National Garden Scheme is thrilled to announce that it will have a show garden at the 2024 RHS Chelsea Flower Show next May. Designed by eight times RHS gold medal winner, Tom Stuart-Smith, and sponsored by Project Giving Back, the garden will exemplify the joy and associated health and wellbeing benefits of garden visiting that have been at the heart of the National Garden Scheme since 1927.  

A volunteer’s story; it couldn’t be more fun!

Over 550 volunteers support the opening of National Garden Scheme gardens each year. From serving teas to promoting the gardens and manning the gate, there are lots of ways to get involved. And, as Naman Chaudhary explains, it couldn’t be more fun.

A record £3,403,960 donated to some of the UK’s best-loved nursing and health charities

This record donation represents a superlative achievement by the garden owners and county team volunteers who together worked tirelessly to host open days at 3,389 gardens across the year.  

Commenting, National Garden Scheme Chairman Rupert Tyler said: The contribution of the charities that we support has been increasingly vital. Their reach and impact, in cancer and end of life care, in community health and nursing and in particular areas such as people living with Parkinson’s, is immense and we are proud to be a major long-term supporter of them all. 

The long-term support of the National Garden Scheme has been fundamental to our operations over the last 26 years, and we’re proud to have a partner like them by our side throughout the changing times
Marie Curie CEO, Matthew Reed

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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