National Garden Scheme

Hear from the charity behind the National Garden Scheme Garden at RHS Chelsea 2024

National Garden Scheme
The National Garden Scheme gives visitors access to over 3,500 private gardens in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands, and raises money for nursing and health charities through visitor admissions and sales of teas and cake.
The core beneficiaries of the National Garden Scheme are: Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice, UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Carers Trust, Parkinson’s UK, Maggie’s and Horatio’s Garden.
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The National Garden Scheme at RHS Chelsea

The RHS Chelsea garden illustrates and embodies the enjoyment and sense of discovery that the National Garden Scheme offers to visitors by welcoming them to gardens, as well as the quality and variety of gardens that have always been a hallmark of the charity. The garden also emphasises the community activity which is a vital part of the National Garden Scheme. By celebrating volunteers and visitors, the garden also links with the people helped by the National Garden Scheme’s charitable donations (total £70 million), which have provided vital and cumulative funding for its nursing and health beneficiaries for nearly one hundred years.


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