Gardens and health beneficiaries

Gardens & Health beneficiaries

In 2020, the National Garden Scheme gave £365,000 of the total £2.88 million charitable donations to gardens and health-related projects run by charities including Horatio’s Garden and Maggie’s.

Our commitment to Horatio’s Garden

Horatio's garden volunteer working on the gardenWith support from the National Garden Scheme, two more gardens are now open to patients in Buckinghamshire and Shropshire. Building work has been completed on a beautiful garden for patients at the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, which has been designed by Joe Swift and opened in September 2018. The National Garden Scheme has also helped fund a further development at the Midland Centre for Spinal Injury in Oswestry, which opened in Autumn 2019 and has committed funding to ensure the completion of all eleven gardens at NHS spinal injury centres across the country.

Creating welcoming spaces 

Having already broken ground at the Maggie’s centre in Southampton the charity was determined to push forward with the project in 2020 despite knowing they would be faced with inevitable delays during the worst of lockdown.  This meant that the National Garden Scheme donation to help build the centre’s garden was a top priority.

Maggie’s Southampton aimed to open for visitors in November, with the garden still requiring some finishing touches at that time. Once complete Maggie’s expects to support 20,000 visits a year from people needing tailored emotional, practical and social support in the Southampton area. The schematic shows how the finished garden will look.


An Update from Treloar's

One of our previous Gardens and Health beneficiaries, Treloar’s School and College, has been busy putting their 2019 donation from us to good use. Read more about how the money we donated is helping them develop a Horticulture & Outdoor Learning Centre.

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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