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Find a garden to visit

All our gardens are closed until further notice, but you can still browse our gardens and save your favourites so that once they are open again we can let you know.

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Latest news

Get up to date with garden openings, beneficiary news and seasonal articles on our gardens.

Make a donation

If the garden you were hoping to visit has cancelled you may like to make a donation to the National Garden Scheme. This is a wonderful way to show your support of the garden as well as helping us to continue raising funds for our vital nursing and health beneficiaries.

Gardens closed

We have taken the difficult decision to close all our gardens until further notice. We are sorry for the disappointment but feel this is the right course of action for the time being.

Get into gardening

With all of us spending more time at home currently, it may inspire you to do more with your own garden or even to try gardening for the first time. But where do you start? Here you’ll find tips and hints plus stories from our garden owners about how they got into gardening …

National Garden Scheme donations continue to contribute to the country’s health and wellbeing

Despite the current Coronavirus crisis that has forced all its gardens to close, National Garden Scheme Trustees have today (March 23rd) committed in excess of £1 million to its beneficiary charities and tripled its support for community garden projects throughout England and Wales this year.


Enjoy a wide variety of mouth watering cake and savoury recipes supplied by our garden owners, beneficiaries and supporters.

A year in the garden

To help you prepare your green spaces, Head Gardeners for Horatio’s Garden, Stephen, Jacqui and Sallie share their tips for each month of the year to help you get your garden looking its best in 2020.

Gardens open by arrangement

Have you found the perfect garden using our garden finder only to realise that you’re busy on the open day? A garden open by arrangement accepts groups of 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 groups can decide on the most suitable option for them.

National Garden Scheme App

Looking for gardens on the go? We’ve got the perfect solution – our mobile phone app is available for both Apple and Android phones, and makes garden visiting even easier than before!

Gardens and Health - A path to health

Our Gardens and Health programme raises awareness of the physical and mental health benefits of gardens and gardening. We have a host of inspiring stories about people whose lives have been transformed by their gardens, plus garden recommendations tailored to soothe your soul.

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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