Help Support Our Nurses

Right now, your support could not be more important. The nursing charities we support, like Marie Curie, Parkinson’s, Hospice UK, Macmillan and the Queen’s Nursing Institute need our help more than ever before as they continue to deliver vital services during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are caring for people living with cancer whose treatments were cancelled, looking after people isolated at home for months, or offering palliative care in hospices.  

Host your own Great British Garden Party in aid of the National Garden Scheme to support our nurses and help make a difference.

Mary Berry launches The Great British Garden Party

Mary Berry, President of the National Garden Scheme, has launched a major event that will celebrate the importance that everyone’s gardens have acquired during Coronavirus and to raise vital funds for the nursing charities supported by the National Garden Scheme.

Visit a virtual garden

Throughout the lockdown period we worked with our garden owners to bring you virtual visits to their gardens. From stately acres to town and village gardens we have created in excess of 150 virtual garden visits for you to enjoy. So please do delve into these short films and consider making a donation which will help us to continue supporting our nursing and health beneficiaries.

The charities we support

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.

Where the money goes

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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Our donations for 2019

Donor 1 £185,000
Donor 2 £130,000
Donor 3 £100,000
Donor 4 £75,000
Donor 5 £85,000
Donor 6 £85,000
Donor 7 £206,208
Donor 8 £500,000
Donor 9 £500,000
Donor 10 £400,000
Donor 11 £500,000
Donor 12 £250,000