Support The Great British Garden Party

Book to visit a garden

We are delighted that many of our gardens in England and Wales are now open. All visitors must pre-purchase tickets on our website for a timed slot at their garden of choice. All funds raised will go to the Help Support Our Nurses campaign. For full details and to see those gardens opening click below.


The Great British Garden Party Raffle

This week has seen our first Great British Garden Party take place. Since the new “rule of six” came into place on Monday we have seen fundraisers develop ingenious ways to still raise money, including our very own CEO, George Plumptre. George was planning a fundraising party but is now running a Great British Garden Party Raffle instead! Prizes include a 45 minute Zoom consultation with Bunny Guinness, a stunning shrub or tree from Crocus, lunch and two tickets to the Derek Jarman exhibition at the Garden Museum and many more. You can enter the raffle for just £5 to support the work we do.

Support The Great British Garden Party

This month has seen our first ever Great British Garden Party take place. Since the new “rule of six” came into place we have seen fundraisers develop ingenious ways to still raise money. To support them with a donation click below.

Gardens and Coronavirus 2020

A new report from the National Garden Scheme emphasises the vital role that gardens and outdoor spaces played – and continue to play – in the physical and mental health and wellbeing of the nation during lockdown. 

Coronavirus Update - 22nd September 2020

In light of the government announcements, there are no further changes to our garden openings.

Visit a By Arrangement garden

Enjoy a more personalised garden visit. With these gardens you can plan your garden visit for the day you want and at a time convenient for you.

Virtual Garden Visits

After many weeks of lockdown many of our gardens are now open. But we know there are many people who are not able to get out and visit and they have particularly enjoyed our Virtual Garden Visits.

Help Support Our Nurses

“I love the National Garden Scheme which has been the most brilliant supporter of Queens Nurses like me. It was founded by the Queens Nursing Institute which makes me very proud. As we battle Coronavirus on the front line in the community, knowing we have their support is a real comfort.”

Liz Alderton, Queen’s Nurse

Photo credit: Kate Stanworth

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 2019

Donor 1 £185,000
Donor 2 £130,000
Donor 3 £100,000
Donor 4 £75,000
Donor 5 £85,000
Donor 6 £85,000
Donor 7 £206,208
Donor 8 £500,000
Donor 9 £500,000
Donor 10 £400,000
Donor 11 £500,000
Donor 12 £250,000