When the NGS was founded in 1927, proceeds from garden open days helped to fund the essential work of district nurses. Ninety years on, our volunteers continue to raise money for a group of national charities that includes Macmillan Cancer Support – in fact, we’re now their biggest donor.

Click here for the 2017 list of ‘by arrangement’ gardens – I hope this helps when planning your visits.  The garden owners will be pleased to take bookings right away...Details of prices and refreshments can be discussed at the time of booking.

Just in case you wanted to get out and about sooner, the second NGS Snowdrop Festival is underway. West Dean Gardens kicked things off in West Sussex with great aplomb, and next up are:-

  • Westlands Court, Cowfold Road, West Grinstead, Horsham RH13 8LZ - Sat 25 Feb
  • The Old Vicarage, The Street, Washington RH20 4AS - Sun 26 Feb