Get Involved with the National Garden Scheme

Since 1927 we’ve been opening private gardens to the public to raise money for nursing charities. Now in our 90th year, its’s a more exciting time than ever to get involved with the National Garden Scheme! Whether it’s entering our photography competition, visiting a beautiful garden, or even becoming a volunteer, there’s lots of ways to get stuck in.

Visit a Garden

We have over 3,700 gardens open to the public across England & Wales throughout the year; from stunning displays of snowdrops to gorgeous late autumn colour. It’s easy to find a garden near you, just click here.


Enjoy our evening with Mary Berry

Our President, Mary Berry, will be joined by Lord Ashbrook and Daily Telegraph writer Stephen Lacey for a special evening entitled The Glory of the Garden: 90 Years of the National Garden Scheme. Taking place on October 31st at the Royal Geographical Society in London, the evening will include talks from our guests and an audience Q & A too. Tickets are just £20 and you can buy them here.

Take a look at our shop

From handy notebooks and tea towels to books on the Great British garden, buying something from our shop is a wonderful way to support the National Garden Scheme, and get yourself something brilliant too! Visit our shop here.

Learn more about Volunteering

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the National Garden Scheme, and without them we wouldn’t be able to raise millions of pounds for charity every year. Positions on our county teams include treasurer, publicity coordinator, social media officer amongst many others, so there’s something for all interests. To find out more about volunteering with us click here.

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Our donations in 2023

Donor 1
Donor 2 £450,000
Donor 3 £450,000
Donor 4 £450,000
Donor 5 £425,000
Donor 6 £350,000
Donor 7 £350,000
Donor 8
Donor 9 £100,000
Donor 10 £90,000
Donor 11 £80,000
Donor 12 £281,000
Donor 13 £260,000