Giving talks to local groups like horticultural societies, WI or photography clubs can be a wonderful way of inspiring new audiences and driving new visitors to our gardens.

To help you we have developed a comprehensive set of presentation slides and speaker notes which tell the story of the National Garden Scheme, our history, our gardens and our charitable donations.  You can add your local county stats and garden photos in place of the national ones to make it even more relevant and engaging to your audience.

If you need any support on delivering talks and presentations on behalf of the National Garden Scheme please contact the Hatchlands team or speak to colleagues in other counties to learn from their experiences. These slides are updated annually in January.

To edit the presentation slides, click on the standard width or wide screen presentations below and download them first. Then you can  start editing them. To do that follow these instructions:-

Presentation powerpoint templates

NGS Presentation standard width 4-3 2021

NGS Presentation wide screen 16-9 2021

NGS presentation speaker notes – 2021_updated January 2021

Watch the short video below – it shows you how to download your presentation and to start editing and personalising the slides.



Offering online talks via Zoom

We have a number of resources available for those who wish to start offering online talks via zoom. There are recordings of some online demonstrations and discussions and also a handy top tips document.  If you have further questions please do contact [email protected] who will be happy to help.

Quick start up guides

Top tips for using Zoom for online talks

Speakers from our beneficiary charities

If you are looking for a speaker for one of your county events here is a spreadsheet of speakers from all our beneficiary charities.

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Our donations in 2023

Donor 1
Donor 2 £450,000
Donor 3 £450,000
Donor 4 £450,000
Donor 5 £425,000
Donor 6 £350,000
Donor 7 £350,000
Donor 8
Donor 9 £100,000
Donor 10 £90,000
Donor 11 £80,000
Donor 12 £281,000
Donor 13 £260,000