There are few people who have a positive experience in a pandemic but with so many people being locked down, we have seen unprecedented visitors, page views and income on THE Gardening WEBSITE and so we want to re-direct some of that income to some of the nations best known charities who at the other end of the spectrum, have been hit so badly and what better way than through the NGS – National Open Garden Scheme which thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors has donated over £60 million to charity since 1927
NGS – our nominated Charity for 2021
Some NGS gardens, (those with appropriate space), have been able to remain open and you can still visit the NGS website and enjoy online talks, plan your future visits by searching online through 3,600 beautiful gardens; watch a virtual garden visit or purchase the 2021 Garden Visitor’s Handbook .
And with all that time spent in your own garden and everything you have bought from THE Gardening WEBSITE (thank you) you might consider opening your own garden and making it 3,601 gardens for people to enjoy !
To find out more about the fantastic support the NGS gives – please CLICK HERE
To go straight through to our Just Giving page and donate to the NGS – please CLICK HERE
The National Garden Scheme marked its annual Gardens & Health Week in May with the launch of comprehensive proof that gardens are good for you. Our interactive, digital booklet entitled The Little Yellow Book of Gardens and Health is packed with stories and case studies from garden owners, garden visitors and beneficiaries who have found solace and improved health and wellbeing by immersing themselves in nature.
In her foreword, National Garden Scheme Ambassador, Rachel de Thame says: “In a year like no other the confinement, the anxiety and, in some cases, real tragedy has shown just how important gardens are to everyone’s physical health and mental wellbeing.”
Rachel de Thame
To read more about Gardens and Health please CLICK HERE