National Open Garden Scheme
Whether you are looking for a restful, waterside spot, tumbling herbaceous borders, a shady woodland walk or spectacular borrowed landscapes, there is plenty to choose from in the National Garden Scheme’s collection of gardens opening throughout the rest of the year. For many of these gardens pre-booking is now only essential where mentioned on the garden page, otherwise you can buy your ticket on arrival at the gate.
The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,600 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales, and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake.
Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors we have donated over £60 million to nursing and health charities and made an annual donation of £2.88 million in 2020. Our core beneficiaries include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute.
The National Garden Scheme doesn’t just open beautiful gardens for charity – we are passionate about the physical and mental health benefits of gardens too. We also support charities doing amazing work in gardens and health and grant bursaries to help community gardening projects.