Great gardens, great cakes, great causes; why hosting a Great British Garden Party means so much…

The Great British Garden Party was born out of the National Garden Scheme’s rich heritage  and inspired by the desperate need to make up the shortfall in funding that many of the National Garden Scheme’s beneficiaries – including Macmillan Cancer Care, Marie Curie and Hospice UK – experienced during the Pandemic, when their funding streams all but dried up.  As the single largest charitable 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 continues to have a major impact on these charities, who continue to need our support more than ever.

By hosting a Great British Garden Party you will be supporting some of the UK’s best-loved nursing and health charities and spreading the enjoyment of gardens. Your amazing contribution will also allow the National Garden Scheme to support horticultural scholarships and community garden projects too, helping us to provide access to gardens for everyone.

“The work of the Queen’s Nursing Institute nurses and the National Garden Scheme shows how determined people are to show their support. We wish you every success with your Great British Garden Party as you team up to raise money to help support so many nurses.”
Dame Donna Kinnair, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing.

“The idea of inviting over a few family members, friends or neighbours to enjoy some quality time in your garden and simultaneously raise funds for the National Garden Scheme is just brilliant and I urge everyone to join in. It’s really simple to take part and you can find all the details here ngs.org.uk/gardenparty.”
Rachel de Thame, National Garden Scheme Ambassador and gardening broadcaster 

To find out more about the vital impact fundraising for the National Garden Scheme has read our 2022 Impact Report here


For more information on the charities and apprenticeships that the National Garden Scheme supports click here


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Our donations in 2023

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