- Find a Garden
- Virtual Garden Visits
- Who we are
- Get involved
- News & More
- Gardens & Health
This record donation represent s a superlative achievement by t he garden owners and county team volunteers who together worked tirelessly to host open days at 3,389 gardens across the year.
Commenting, National Garden Scheme Chairman Rupert Tyler said: “ The contribution of the charities that we support has been increasingly vital. Their reach and impact, in cancer and end of life care, in community health and nursing and in particular areas such as people living with Parkinson’s, is immense and we are proud to be a major long-term supporter of them all. ”
New research published by the National Garden Scheme, confirms the important health benefits that visiting a garden in the darkest days of winter can provide.
The National Garden Scheme is thrilled to announce that it will have a show garden at the 2024 RHS Chelsea Flower Show next May. Designed by eight times RHS gold medal winner, Tom Stuart-Smith, and sponsored by Project Giving Back, the garden will exemplify the joy and associated health and wellbeing benefits of garden visiting that have been at the heart of the National Garden Scheme since 1927.
Join us for our first online talk of the year In Celebration of Snowdrops on Tuesday 30th January at 7pm. Chief Executive, George Plumptre, will kick off the new season with a panel of garden owners who all open their gardens for snowdrops and other treasures of the late-winter. Tickets are just £10 with all proceeds supporting our nursing and health beneficiaries.
With all our 2024 garden openings now available on-line it’s the perfect time to browse the beautiful portfolio of over 3,500 gardens and to plan your visits in the year ahead. Browse by location or garden name, refine by date, or select filters for dog-friendly and plant sales.
By opening your garden, you’re not only giving people a great day out – you’re also raising money to help those in need. In 2022, garden openings meant we could give £3.11 million to our beneficiary charities. What’s more, you’ll join a community of thousands of other like minded garden owners, all passionate about great gardens and raising money for great causes.
Over 550 volunteers support the opening of National Garden Scheme gardens each year. From serving teas to promoting the gardens and manning the gate, there are lots of ways to get involved. And, as Naman Chaudhary explains, it couldn’t be more fun.
Sign up to hear more about gardens, events and our
activities throughout the year