The Nation’s Favourite Gardens competition

From large country estates and picturesque cottage gardens, to urban hideaways and ancient woodlands, the National Garden Scheme opens 3,500 exceptional private gardens for charity – and we’re giving you the chance to pick your favourite!

We’ve teamed up with The English Garden magazine, supported by Viking, for the Nation’s Favourite Gardens competition, and anyone who nominates or votes for a garden will be in with a chance of winning a Viking river cruise for two, worth £4,990.

See the shortlist

See the 30 shortlisted gardens, five in each of the Scheme’s six regions (South East, South West, East, Midlands, Wales & The Marches and North).


From 1st August to 30th September 2019 you can vote for your favourite shortlisted garden – one winner for each region and one overall. The winning gardens will be revealed in autumn 2019.

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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
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