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National Garden Scheme Patron applauds the charity’s long-established support for nurses and pioneering work on gardens and health.
Tracy McWilliams, Marie Curie Nurse
Liz Alderton, Queen’s Nurse
Photo credit: Kate Stanworth
We’re working with our garden owners to bring you virtual visits to their gardens. From stately acres to town and village gardens we’re working hard to ensure that the garden gates are virtually open in these difficult times. So do enjoy the short films and consider making a donation which will help us to continue supporting our nursing and health beneficiaries.
One of Britain’s best-loved gardeners, writers and television presenters, Alan Titchmarsh is lending his support to the National Garden Scheme’s campaign to keep its garden gates ‘virtually’ open and to continue to raise funds for vital nursing and health charities during the current pandemic.
Speaking from his home in Hampshire in support of the National Garden Scheme and the nursing charities it supports, Alan shares glorious glimpses of his own, very private garden that was filmed last summer to celebrate his 50 years in gardening, 40 in broadcasting and 70 on earth.
On April 9th Mary Berry, President of the National Garden Scheme, launched the new appeal for donations, so we can continue supporting our nursing and health beneficiaries while our gardens are closed and not raising any funds.
Speaking from her home, Mary said: “This wonderful organisation has been inviting people to open their gardens to raise funds for nursing and health charities for more than 90 years. During that time it has given away nearly £60 million and the gardens have never closed, not even during the Second World War. That is until now. So a team made up of garden owners, volunteers and staff have organised a marvellous campaign offering virtual garden visits. I urge you to support the campaign generously and to enjoy the stunning gardens.”
The National Garden Scheme was founded over 90 years ago by the Queen’s Nursing Institute, to fund district nurses and it has funded nursing and health charities ever since. Those on the front line right now include the Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie and Hospice UK.
To help us to continue funding them, please make a donation.
Since 1927 the National Garden Scheme has been opening exceptional private gardens to raise funds for nursing and health charities. In that time we have raised almost £60 million and in 2019 made an annual donation of £3 million. Our core beneficiaries include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute. You can discover more about our beneficiaries here
We’re working to keep our gardens virtually open so that you can continue to enjoy them, and also re-opening a limited number. Please, if you can, help us to continue supporting our beneficiaries with a donation.
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