Scotland’s Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens

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Scotland’s Gardens (The National Garden Scheme’s sister organisation) was created in 1931, four years after the foundation of the NGS, and for the same purpose: opening private gardens to raise money for the training and pensions of the Queen’s Nurses, generally known as District Nurses.

Today, many types of gardens open for Scotland’s Gardens, from the grounds of grand country houses (Drummond Castle in Perthshire pictured above) to back gardens in towns and villages; what remains of fundamental importance is that each garden must have some horticultural interest and be of a certain standard.

Some 200 charities, both large and small, benefit annually from funds raised through Scotland’s Gardens.

For more information, visit the Scotland’s Gardens website www.scotlandsgardens.org.