Anniversary Weekend dates announced

Wed 01 Feb 2017

Anniversary Weekend | News

Celebrating  90 years of beautiful gardens open for charity

2017 marks the 90th anniversary of the first gardens to open on behalf of the National Garden Scheme in 1927, to raise money for nurses. These days the scheme has around 3,800 gardens open every year to the public in England and Wales, raising money for nursing charities.

From 27th – 29th May the National Garden Scheme will celebrate its inaugural weekend with 400 gardens opening, including 12 of the original gardens that first opened 90 years ago. The weekend, aptly named their Anniversary Weekend, will take place across the country and is open to all.

A photography competition will be launched on the first day of the Anniversary Weekend, inviting all amateur and professional photographers to take a beautiful photo of a National Garden Scheme garden, and enter in to win fantastic prizes.

Mary Berry, National Garden Scheme President, says “I am delighted to support the National Garden Scheme during their 90th year and look forward to welcoming the winner of their photography competition to my garden.”