Friday, July 11, 2008

Garden Vacation Ideas

If you enjoy visiting other peoples gardens then take a look at the National Garden Scheme which raises funds for charity by opening private gardens to the public.

About Us 

since 1927
over 80 years of fine gardens

Every year NGS gardens across England and Wales welcome over half a million visitors.  Our tradition of opening gardens of quality, character and interest is supported by our Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales.

Gardens in the NGS

Most gardens which open for the NGS are privately owned and open just a few times each year. Other gardens, which open to the public on a regular or commercial basis, also kindly contribute to the NGS in various ways.

Few people realise that through this we raise £2 million each year for nursing, caring and gardening charities.  Since 1927 we have raised over £40 million (£22 million in the last 10 years).  Our office is small so most of the money goes straight to the charities we support.

Most of the 3,600 gardens are privately owned.  Some open as part of a group which gets the whole community involved.  But all the gardens are enjoyed by the garden owners and their visitors, funding charities to help people who are ill or under stress.

For a more detailed look at our history and heritage please click one of the links below.

Our History
Our Heritage 

Garden visiting 

around the world

  • Australia 
  • Belgium 
  • France  
  • Japan 
  • Netherlands 
  • Scotland 
  • United States 
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