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To launch the National Garden Scheme’s new season, Chief Executive George Plumptre selects some of his garden highlights for the year ahead.
The National Garden Scheme is delighted to welcome Jo Whiley, one of the country’s best-know pop music journalists and DJs, as its new Ambassador.
For the first time since the National Garden Scheme was founded in 1927, private gardens across six counties in Northern Ireland are being included in the 3,500 gardens that open for charity.
On a wintry day there is nothing better than visiting a garden gleaming with one of the earliest flowering plants of the year. Whether you enjoy carpets of naturalised white in woodlands, meticulously grown rare varieties of snowdrops or gardens boasting a colourful mix of snowdrops, hellebores and other early spring flowers – there is something for galanthophiles and garden enthusiasts alike.
We’re delighted to share the wonderful news that Emma Bridgewater is supporting our work during the Snowdrop Festival with a special promotion on their newly launched ‘Snowdrops in the Woods’ range during January and February.
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.
We’re delighted to be offering our Community Gardens Award grants again, providing funding to amateur gardeners from community groups to create a garden or similar project (such as an allotment) with a horticultural focus for the benefit of the local community or charitable group.
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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