NGS Gardens and Health Week

12-20 August 2017

Furzehill Farm, a garden which opens for the National Garden Scheme

The National Garden Scheme (NGS) has been supporting the hospice sector since 1997.

As well as having a national impact on hospice care, this summer the NGS is launching the Gardens and Health Week to make a difference to, and engage with, local hospices and the people they support.

From 12– 20 August around 180 NGS gardens will open for free to the beneficiaries of its charity partners, including Hospice UK. Your hospice has the opportunity to take part!

How does taking part in Gardens and Health Week benefit my hospice?

We know that gardens are at the heart of hospices, and play a vital role in people’s health and well being. By taking part in Gardens and Health Week, your hospice can organise free visits for patients, their families, friends and carers to some of the NGS’s most beautiful gardens.

For example, you could coordinate a garden visit for day hospice patients and their families, friends and carers, or promote this to your volunteers and staff who would enjoy spending time in a beautiful garden.

Where is my nearest garden?

There will be open gardens across England and Wales. Have a look at our interactive map below, or click on the regional maps (on the left) to find out which gardens are participating.

I’d like more information about Gardens and Health Week

We have created a detailed FAQ document with everything you need to know about Gardens and Health Week.

How can my hospice get involved?

If you would like your hospice to take part in Gardens and Health Week, please register your interest below by Friday 16th June.

Register Hospice

Who can I contact for more information?

Polly Barr: Senior Corporate Partnerships Executive, Hospice UK:
Email: p.barr@hospiceuk.org
Telephone: 020 7520 8263 

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