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In 2021, the National Garden Scheme donated over £3 million to its beneficiary charities – find out more here


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Picture postcard perfect – gorgeous gardens to visit this August

August can be a great time to visit a garden. Children go free at most National Garden Scheme gardens and with delicious tea and cakes, all supporting charity, it’s a wonderful day out.

Gardens open this week

With summer in full swing there are plenty of gorgeous gardens to visit in the week ahead. From stately acres and country gardens to community spaces and city places there is a garden to explore and inspire near you.

Plant a Tree for the Jubilee

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.

Watch a Virtual Garden Visit

Enjoy a virtual garden visit over the winter months. There are over 180 gardens to choose from, so gain inspiration from the comfort of your own home.

Our impact in 2021: Over £3 million donated in a year of continuing crisis

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.” 

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 2021

Donor 1
Donor 2 £500,000
Donor 3 £525,000
Donor 4 £500,000
Donor 5 £425,000
Donor 6 £395,000
Donor 7 £212,500
Donor 8
Donor 9 £75,000
Donor 10 £100,000
Donor 11 £60,000
Donor 12 £230,000
Donor 13 £7,772