Host a Great British Garden Party

Join our Great British Garden Party 4th – 12th September. Sign up, invite your guests, and enjoy celebrating your garden to raise funds for vital nursing and health charities.

Choose a date to host your Great British Garden Party.

Inspiration and tools to help you prepare your event.

Enjoy your day with our handy fundraising tips and ideas.

Donate the funds you raise.

Everyone can join the Great British Garden Party

“We’re inviting everyone, it doesn’t matter whether your garden is large or small, tidy or untidy – it’s a place for enjoyment.  This celebratory event gives us all an opportunity to share our gardens whilst raising funds for vital nursing and health charities.  Your garden party could be afternoon tea and cakes, prosecco by candlelight, a coffee morning and book swap or even a plant and produce sale by the front gates – the choice is yours and everyone can get involved.”

Why hosting a Great British Garden Party means so much

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the National Garden Scheme to close its garden gates  for the first time in its history, leaving a shortfall in funding for its beneficiary charities. As the single largest funder of Marie Curie’s work, the longest standing partner of Macmillan Cancer Support and a key funder for Hospice UK, Carers Trust, Parkinson’s UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute this shortfall is having a major impact on these key nursing charities, who need our support more than ever.

How to make fabulous flower crowns

Flower crowns are not only beautiful but are simple to make, creating a wonderful sense of occasion at your Great British Garden Party. Ask your guests to make a donation to make a flower crown and help raise a smile and funds at your Great British Garden Party!

How to party ALL the year round with Bunny Guinness

To help you prepare for your Great British Garden Party, Garden Designer, Bunny Guinness, shares her tips on creating an enchanting entertaining space within the garden.

Thank you to all those who got involved in 2020. Together you raised a magnificent £41,000 to help support our nurses.



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Our donations for 2020

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