The National Gardens Scheme

The National Gardens Scheme is the largest funder of Hospice UK's work, donating £500,000 in 2016, meaning that over a phenomenal £4 million has been given in support of hospice care since 1995. 

National Gardens Scheme banner in a garden

Every year, the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) welcomes thousands of visitors to their open gardens across England and Wales.

Most gardens are privately owned and open just a few times each year, while others open as part of a group with the whole community involved. The gardens, which each charge a small donation for entry, give the money raised to the NGS who donate the funds to a small group of beneficiaries, of which we are one. They have donated over £25 million to charity in the last 10 years. Find out more on the NGS website.

Gardens To Visit 2016

Order your Gardens To Visit 2016, the essential guide to the thousands of gardens that open for the NGS. 

With a new look for 2016, finding a garden to visit near you has never been easier.

As a special incentive, the NGS are kindly offering Hospice UK supporters Gardens To Visit 2016 at a discounted rate of £9 (recommended retail price (RRP) £11.99) including both post and packing to UK postal addresses. Please order via the NGS website, using the promotional code of HUKYB16 when prompted at the check out.

Remember when you buy Gardens To Visit you are helping the National Gardens Scheme raise funds for nursing, caring and gardening charities, including us.

How the NGS supports hospice care

NGS donations have funded vital projects such as the Commission into the Future of Hospice Care, the outcomes of which are helping hospices prepare to meet the needs, challenges and opportunities facing the sector over the next 10 to 15 years. The NGS support our National Care Support Team – a team of experts that provide national advice, support and expertise to hospices, and sponsor the annual Hospice UK awards which recognise hospice innovation and outstanding contribution to volunteering.

Visit a garden

To find your local NGS garden please visit the NGS garden finder.

How the NGS supports hospice care and other charities in the UK

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