Macmillan Cancer Support

The National Garden Scheme is Macmillan Cancer Support’s longest standing partner. We’ve donated over £19 million since our partnership began in 1984. In 2023 we donated £450,000.

The National Garden Scheme and Macmillan Cancer Support work together in a unique partnership where opening beautiful private gardens to the public helps transform lives. Since 1984, the National Garden Scheme has donated over £19 million, funding care units in Bristol, Chesterfield and Glamorgan as well as funding 150 Macmillan nurses and other vital health care professionals.

Together we’re also inspiring more people to visit gardens to enjoy the sense of wellbeing a beautiful outdoor space can bring. Visiting these exceptional gardens will also help us open the doors of the Y Bwthyn NGS Macmillan specialist palliative care unit in Wales, our latest joint project and direct result of our shared commitment to supporting people when they need help most.

The National Garden Scheme has contributed £2.5 million to the unit, which opened in 2019, making a real difference to the end of life experience of cancer patients in the region.

Watch our 2023 video to find out more about the unit:


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Our donations in 2023

Donor 1
Donor 2 £450,000
Donor 3 £450,000
Donor 4 £450,000
Donor 5 £425,000
Donor 6 £350,000
Donor 7 £350,000
Donor 8
Donor 9 £100,000
Donor 10 £90,000
Donor 11 £80,000
Donor 12 £281,000
Donor 13 £260,000