Our gardens are open

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.


Croeso nol! A big welcome back to our gardens in Wales

We are delighted that some of our Welsh gardens are now able to open their gates. These glorious gardens often include stunning countryside views and imaginative planting.

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.

A thank you from our Chairman

National Garden Scheme Chairman, Martin McMillan, shares his thanks with all the garden owners, staff and supporters who have made the virtual garden visits so popular and looks forward to the opening of many more gardens – including his own – in the future

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. So even though we will not be adding new videos from the end of June, our library of nearly 200 garden videos will be constantly available here. And the Help Support our Nurses campaign continues to the end of the year so if you visit a garden or view a Virtual Garden Visit, do please consider a donation.

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

National Garden  Scheme  Patron, The Prince of Wales, releases a video message of congratulations and support

‘The National Garden Scheme is a remarkable organisation, with such a simple but effective mission.’

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

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