Supporting and training gardeners

The National Garden Scheme raises money from opening exceptional gardens all over England and Wales, many of which are looked after by professional gardeners. We recognise that it is often hard for people to get started in a gardening career that’s why we fund a variety of training and apprentice schemes.

In 2021 we supported the following:




Case Studies

John’s Story – “it’s heaven to be warm again”

Find out how our support of Perennial is helping others


Read about Lizzie Bourke’s 2020 placement through WRAGS at West Horsley Place

Professional Gardeners' Trust

Find out how we’re helping Britta complete her horticultural studies.

The Garden Museum

Read about 2019 trainee Elena Donovan’s experience at The Garden Museum

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Our donations in 2021

Donor 1
Donor 2 £500,000
Donor 3 £525,000
Donor 4 £500,000
Donor 5 £425,000
Donor 6 £395,000
Donor 7 £212,500
Donor 8
Donor 9 £75,000
Donor 10 £100,000
Donor 11 £60,000
Donor 12 £230,000
Donor 13 £7,772