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Gardens open by arrangement

In line with the government announcement on Saturday 31st October of a second lockdown period from the 5th November to 2nd December, we have cancelled all our garden openings for this period.

If you are planning to visit with a group in 2021 please check this webpage again in December, or sign up to our eNewsletter for updates. Our season will start with some beautiful snowdrop gardens.

For other ways you can support and enjoy the National Garden Scheme over the winter months click here or you can make a donation.

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Visit a garden that opens By Arrangement

What is a by arrangement garden?

A garden open by arrangement accepts visitors to their garden for a more personalised visit, on a pre-agreed date. Usually, the garden will advertise a range of dates available that they are willing to open so that visitors can decide on the most suitable option for them.

What are the benefits of booking a visit in advance?

Booking a by arrangement garden gives you direct contact with the garden owner, allowing you to liaise on everything from convenient times and dates, to what you’ll see and do once you’re there.

Why choose By Arrangement?

Did you miss an open day or perhaps you would like to bring your family back for a special occasion?  Small social groups are also welcome in line with current government COVID-19 guidelines. Contact any garden offering By Arrangement visits to discuss options.

Booking your By Arrangement visit

Our gardens opening in 2021 will be available to view from this page from early December 2020. From the garden information page you will find the garden owner’s contact details. They are waiting to hear from you and will be delighted to help you create the perfect visit.

The garden owner will confirm all the details and whether they require a deposit/full payment ahead of the visit.

In the meantime if you are wanting to start planning some 2021 visits to By Arrangement gardens please contact linda@ngs.org.uk

Enjoy your garden visit!

“We very often go to National Garden Scheme gardens because we find the owners very welcoming and appreciative of our interest in their gardens. The highlight of our visits is often admiring the stories they tell, as they show us around, of how they started and developed their gardens. If they can give us advice on particular plants, that’s a bonus.”

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Our donations for 2020

Donor 1
Donor 2 £425,000
Donor 3 £425,000
Donor 4 £425,000
Donor 5 £340,000
Donor 6 £370,000
Donor 7 £157,500
Donor 8
Donor 9 £75,000
Donor 10 £100,000
Donor 11 £190,000
Donor 12
Donor 13 £80,000
Donor 14 £195,000
Donor 15 £97,210