Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors we have donated over £67 million to nursing and health charities and in 2022 donated £3.11 million to our beneficiaries including: Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, Parkinson’s UK, Carers Trust and The Queen’s Nursing Institute.
We can only donate such life-changing amounts by having wonderful gardens to share, and we are always on the lookout for beautiful new gardens to open, whether it’s rolling country acres, a cottage garden, town garden, wildlife-friendly space or community allotment. They all offer a unique and very personal experience to our garden-loving visitors and help raise money for great causes.
You can help…
You can help by opening your own much loved garden. Opening your garden to the public may seem daunting at first, but if you’re passionate about your garden, and your friends tell you how lovely it is, then it’s very likely other people will want to visit your garden too.
By opening your garden with the National Garden Scheme, you’re not only giving people a great day out – you’re also raising money to help change lives. What’s more you’ll be joining a community of other like-minded garden owners and volunteers, all passionate about great gardens and great cake!
Your garden would be included in the prestigious yellow Garden Visitor’s Handbook and on our website, and our county volunteer teams offer lots of support. So whether your garden is big or small, if you think it has quality, character and interest, we’d love to hear form you and arrange a visit.