Garden Closures in the North of England

News Update – July 31, 2020


Following the Government’s latest announcement changing the rules on gatherings in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and East Lancashire after an increase in COVID-19 cases, National Garden Scheme gardens in the affected areas will be closed to visitors until further notice.

Commenting on the recent changes, Chairman of the National Garden Scheme, Martin McMillan said: “Ensuring the safety of our visitors and garden owners at this time is paramount. Therefore, we are closing all National Garden Scheme gardens in the affected areas and providing refunds to visitors who have pre-booked tickets. If anyone is unsure we are happy to assist.”

Any garden-related enquiries should be sent to [email protected] or you can call 01483 211535 in office hours.

The areas that these changes apply to are:

  • The Greater Manchester area
  • Pendle
  • Hyndburn
  • Burnley
  • Rossendale
  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Bradford
  • Calderdale
  • Kirklees
  • Leicester City

It means people in these areas will not be permitted to mix with other households (apart from those in their support bubbles) in private homes or gardens.

For more details see the Government press release by clicking here



Don’t miss a thing

Sign up to hear more about gardens, events and our
activities throughout the year

By completing this form, you confirm that you are aged 18 years or over and that you are happy to receive emails from the National Garden Scheme in accordance with our Privacy Policy. We will never share your details with anyone else without your express permission.


Our donations for 2020

Donor 1
Donor 2 £425,000
Donor 3 £425,000
Donor 4 £425,000
Donor 5 £340,000
Donor 6 £370,000
Donor 7 £157,500
Donor 8
Donor 9 £75,000
Donor 10 £100,000
Donor 11 £190,000
Donor 12
Donor 13 £80,000
Donor 14 £195,000
Donor 15 £97,210