Mary Berry, President of the National Garden Scheme is launching a major event that will celebrate the importance that everyone’s gardens have acquired during coronavirus and to raise vital funds for the nursing charities supported by the National Garden Scheme.
Speaking about this exciting initiative, Mary said: “Gardens, allotments and balconies became havens for millions of people during the long weeks of lockdown. They have provided us with relief from stress, anxiety and isolation and shown us the importance of a breath of fresh air. At the same time, the nursing charities supported by the National Garden Scheme, like Marie Curie and the Queen’s Nursing Institute, have been heroically on the front line of the pandemic.
“So to celebrate your gardens and to give much needed support to these nurses, the National Garden Scheme is launching The Great British Garden Party. During the week of 14th to 20th September, the charity is inviting everyone to host an event in their garden.
Whether you choose to host an al fresco lunch, an afternoon tea party, prosecco by candlelight or a plant sale in your front garden, everyone can join in and help raise funds for the nursing charities whose work continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joining The Great British Garden Party this September couldn’t be simpler. For more information, including invitations and posters as well as menu and party ideas from Mary Berry and other supporting celebrities, all you need to do is register your interest and sign up to host an event at www.ngs.org.uk/gardenparty.