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Join the Great British Garden Party

Join Mary Berry and the National Garden Scheme, and celebrate your own garden this summer to raise money for some of the most important and best-loved nursing and health charities in the UK.  It doesn’t matter whether your garden is large or small, a horticultural delight or a children’s playground, this event is for everyone and you can still get involved. Just sign up, invite your guests and have fun.

Browse all our gardens

Whether you are looking for a restful, waterside spot, tumbling herbaceous borders, a shady woodland walk or spectacular borrowed landscapes, there is plenty to choose from in the National Garden Scheme’s collection of gardens opening throughout the rest of the year. For many of these gardens pre-booking is now only essential where mentioned on the garden page, otherwise you can buy your ticket on arrival at the gate.

Share the buzz of the Big Bee Challenge Weekend

We’re all abuzz at the National Garden Scheme as we head towards the BBC’s Radio 2 Big Bee Challenge weekend on Saturday 31st July  – 1st August when a host of our fabulous bee-keeping gardens are opening their gates for a special bee-friendly day (or two) to share their love of bees – and their beautiful gardens – with visitors.

Bee-friendly

Vital to the health of plants and gardens, bees have a special place in the hearts of many National Garden Scheme garden owners. From those who keep hives, host wild bee colonies or provide homes for solitary bees, to wonderful wildflower meadows and garden planting designed to encourage and support pollinators, we have a fabulous diversity of bee-friendly gardens to explore.

Special Garden Events

We are delighted to launch our programme of 2021 special events. These are a small number of gardens where the open day events are for small groups only and offer something extra such a talk by the head gardener, special refreshments or privileged access. Book your tickets now!

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.

The National Garden Scheme is the largest funder of Hospice UK’s work and we are incredibly grateful to the garden owners, volunteers and visitors who continue to support hospice care during this crisis, with creativity, innovation and a great passion for the nation’s wellbeing. Thank you all!
Tracey Bleakley, CEO, Hospice UK

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Our donations for 2020

Donor 1
Donor 2 £425,000
Donor 3 £425,000
Donor 4 £425,000
Donor 5 £340,000
Donor 6 £370,000
Donor 7 £157,500
Donor 8
Donor 9 £75,000
Donor 10 £100,000
Donor 11 £190,000
Donor 12
Donor 13 £80,000
Donor 14 £195,000
Donor 15 £97,210