Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors, the National Garden Scheme has donated £55 million to charity since 1927.
Originally set up to support district nurses, the National Garden Scheme is now the largest single funder of nursing and caring charities in the UK. We also support charities doing amazing work in gardens and health, grant bursaries to help community gardening projects and support gardeners at the start of their career.
In 2018, we donated a record £3.1 million from funds raised at our gardens – almost double the £1.6 million donated ten years ago – and a huge 82p in every £1 goes straight to our beneficiaries. Read about the charities we support below, and find out more about our bursaries and apprenticeships and how to make an application.