Maggie’s is one of the National Garden Scheme’s gardens and health charities – receiving funding for work which promotes the physical and mental health benefits of gardens and gardening. The National Garden Scheme began supporting Maggie’s in 2018 and has donated £120,000 to offer more people the opportunity to benefit from beautiful gardens in the grounds of specialist NHS cancer hospitals across the UK.

Maggie’s offers free practical and emotional support for all people living with cancer, and their family and friends. Built in the grounds of specialist NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s centres are warm and welcoming places, with qualified professionals on hand to offer a programme of support that has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing. The relaxing space and link to nature that gardens offer is an important part of Maggie’s philosophy.

Great architecture is also vital to the care Maggie’s offers; and to achieve that Maggie’s works with great architects like Richard Rogers, Norman Foster and the late Zaha Hadid, whose expertise and experience deliver the calm, uplifting environments that are so important to the people who visit and work in the Centres.

The first Maggie’s centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996. There are now 22 Centres across the UK and abroad, with more planned for the future. Maggie’s also has an Online Centre.

Maggie’s relies on voluntary donations to support and grow its network of Centres and to develop its unique, high quality programme of support. The charity’s aim is to make the biggest difference possible to people living with cancer and their family and friends. For further information about Maggie’s please go to

This video shows how the funds from the National Garden Scheme have helped Maggie’s

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