Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors, the National Garden Scheme has donated over £63 million to some of the UK’s best-loved nursing and health, and gardening charities since 1927.

Originally set up in 1927 to support district nurses, the National Garden Scheme now raises millions of pounds for nursing and health charities each year. We also support charities doing amazing work in gardens and health, grant bursaries to help community gardening projects and support gardeners at the start of their career.

In 2021, we donated over £3 million, and despite the challenges of the year, 90p in every £1 raised at the open gardens went straight to our beneficiaries.  You can read about the charities we support below.

Click on any beneficiary logo below to find out more about their work.

You can also find out more about how we help and support gardeners and our Community Gardens Award programme.

Our main beneficiaries

Gardens and Health Beneficiaries

In 2021 we also provided support and training to gardeners through the following organisations

Perennial £115,000

WFGA £65,000

National Botanic Garden of Wales £20,000

Professional Gardeners’ Trust £20,000

Garden Museum £10,000

For more on the above including case studies click here

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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