Join The Great British Garden Party

Join The Great British Garden Party

Host  your own socially distanced garden party this September and join The Great British Garden Party to raise funds for vital nursing charities. Whether you choose to host an afternoon tea party, prosecco by candlelight or a plant sale in your front garden, everyone can join in and help raise funds through donations and sales.

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.


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.

Tell us how important your garden or outdoor space was to you during lockdown…

We know anecdotally that gardens, balconies, allotments, and public spaces have been more important than ever throughout the current COVID-19 pandemic but now we’d like to hear what you think. What did your garden or other outdoor space mean to you during lockdown?

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

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