Virtual garden visits

During the lockdown of 2020 our ever resourceful garden owners created films of their gardens so we could keep the garden gates open online. Below you will find over 180 gardens to visit virtually, which we will continue to add to so that whatever the time of year you can go on a virtual garden visit.  And if you enjoy the films please consider supporting  Help Support our Nurses with a donation.



Gardens & Health

Our Gardens and Health gardens raise awareness of the physical and mental health benefits of gardens and gardening.


Designer's Gardens

Go on a virtual visit to gardens designed by the most distinguished current designers – two of which are their own.

VIP Supporters

Get an exclusive look at the garden Alan Titchmarsh has cultivated, view a message of support from our President, Mary Berry, and our patron HRH Prince of Wales, and view the childhood garden of Miranda Hart

Gardens in Wales

Set within the diverse Welsh landscape, these glorious gardens often include stunning countryside views and imaginative planting. Home to Y Ddraig Goch (The Red Dragon), there is something quite magical about these garden hideaways.

Group Gardens

From seaside villages to historic hillsides, our portfolio of group gardens showcases the power of communities coming together in the most beautiful of fashions.


Historic Gardens

There are few places in the world you can walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen, explore the childhood home of Anne Boleyn or step into the landscape of a painter’s sketch. This collection of gardens offers surprising intimacy with many of these loved literary and historical figures.

Plantsmen & Plantswomen's Paradises

The National Garden Scheme has long been loved for its rich and diverse portfolio of gardens that represent a true passion for gardening. This collection of gardens typifies this passion, with gardeners creating paradises not just for themselves, but for all who join them within it.

Small or Surburban Gardens

There is plenty of inspiration to be found within these small or suburban gardens, where our Garden Owners have used their knowledge and wit to create some of the most outstanding gardens within the scheme.


With transformations spanning decades, prepare to be inspired by these gardener’s untiring passion to create the garden of their dreams…

Tulips & more

April through to May sees many of our gardens transformed into a rainbow of welcome colour as tulips burst from the soil with unyielding vigour. From formal structures to meadow style planting, there is a tulip garden for every taste in this collection of virtual garden visits.

Urban Retreats

In the city, patios, back gardens and squares offer respite from the hustle and bustle of city living. Tucked away from the crowds, these gardens exemplify what can be achieved in the most surprising of places.

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