Cancelled openings

All our gardens are closed until further notice, but you can still browse our gardens and save your favourites so that once they are open again we can let you know. You can also go on a virtual garden visit and support us with a donation.

With all our gardens closed we are unable to raise funds for our nursing and health beneficiaries. To help us make up the shortfall please consider making a donation.


For more than 90 years the National Garden Scheme has existed to raise funds for nursing and health charities by opening gardens. During that time we have given away nearly £60 million and the gardens have never closed, not even during the Second World War. That is until now. With our gardens closed we are not able to raise funds to support our nursing and health beneficiaries. We are asking people to help us make up the shortfall by giving donations and, while the gardens are closed, we are offering people virtual garden visits to enjoy, filmed by our garden owners.



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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