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Join us for our Annual Lecture: 'My Garden Saved My Life'

Join us live or online at the Royal Geographical Society on Tuesday 16th November at 7pm for our annual lecture, ‘My Garden Saved My Life’: Robin Hanbury-Tenison in conversation with Rachel de Thame. Two extraordinary survivors discuss the critical role that gardens played in their recovery: Robin from Covid-19 and Rachel from breast cancer.

Celebrating 25 years of partnership

The garden at Stonor Park near Henley-on-Thames played host to a very special celebration on Wednesday, 18th August when it opened its gates for a garden visit and afternoon tea for unpaid carers and frontline hospice and hospital workers. The event celebrated 25 years of support and over £21 million in funding from the National Garden Scheme for three of its key beneficiaries: Marie Curie, Hospice UK and Carers Trust.

New autumn talks: At one with nature

Join us for three fabulous online talks in our new autumn season focusing on the fundamentals of organic and sustainable gardening practices and the exciting biodiversity that can be created in our gardens. Explore the abundance of biodiversity at Great Dixter; follow the extraordinary journey of planning and design that led to a Gold Medal at RHS Chelsea for the Yeo Valley garden; and delight in the ‘Sheffield School’ style of planting with professors Nigel Dunnett and James Hitchmough

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

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Donor 2 £425,000
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Donor 5 £340,000
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