The National Garden Scheme isn’t just about opening beautiful gardens for charity – we are passionate about the physical and mental health benefits of gardens and gardening.
In 2016, we commissioned the King’s Fund to produce a report on the topic and began an annual funding programme to support gardens and health-related projects run by charities.
In 2017, we launched our annual Gardens and Health Week to continue raising awareness of the amazing impact gardens and gardening can have on physical and mental health.
Our Gardens and Health week in 2019 ran from 11th – 19th May. Discover more about social prescribing along with some inspiring stories about people whose lives has been transformed by their gardens and gardening.