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 2020, we donated an initial £2.88 million, and despite the challenges of the year, over 72p in every £1 raised at the open gardens went straight to our beneficiaries. In early 2021 we topped up our 2020 donations giving a total of £3.15 million. You can read about the charities we support below.
Click on any beneficiary logo below to find out more about their work.