Open your garden…

Open your garden…

We believe many hands make light work, and that lots of smaller acts add up to make a huge difference. By opening your garden, you’re not only giving people a great day out – you’re also raising money to help those in need.


Is my garden worth visiting?

If you’re passionate about your garden and your friends and family tell you how lovely it is, then it’s very likely other people will want to visit your garden too.
Open your garden…

What’s expected?

Opening your garden to the public may seem daunting at first, but most garden owners find it a very enjoyable experience, and continue to open their gardens year after year.

You can decide to open once a year, although many owners find twice a year is ideal, especially to show the garden in a different season. Some of our dedicated garden owners like to open in spring, summer and autumn. It’s completely up to you.

Whether your garden is big or small, if you think it has quality, character and interest, why not share your love of it whilst helping us raise vital funds? Our helpful and friendly volunteers all over England and Wales are here to support you.

Open your garden…

What do our garden owners think?

“Every bit of effort was worth it.  Garden visitors are almost universally friendly, positive, funny, quirky and interesting.  There was a wonderful mix of neighbours, locals, as well as visitors from all over the UK and abroad.  We also had a number of people turn up who had lived in the property back in the 1940s who brought photos and letters relating to the house. The whole experience was just great and we raised just over £4,500.  People were so generous with their support and their comments.” Simon Cain, Hurdley Hall, Powys

Open your garden…

Want to find out more?


Call 01483 211 535 to speak to one of our team

Or contact your local volunteer team who will be able to answer your questions. A member of the volunteer team will visit you and your garden at the time of year you would plan to open for the NGS.

You don’t need a garden worthy of a gold medal at Chelsea to be part of the NGS!