2022 saw a return to near normality for garden opening and visiting for the first time in three years and despite the prolonged drought during the summer that led many gardens to close, the National Garden Scheme (NGS) has announced donations totalling £3.11 million to its beneficiary charities. We have many local gardens opening for the scheme and feature many of them in our magazines.
The lion’s share, £2,450,000 goes to some of the UK’s best-loved nursing and health charities. The long-term nature of funding from the National Garden Scheme allows these charities to continue the provision of critical community nursing services, end-of-life care and respite for families and carers.
The NGS relies primarily on the income generated by admission at its garden gates and through the sale of plants, teas and cake. Additional income streams include fundraising events such as online talks, garden parties, and commercial partnerships.
2022 also saw two key funding milestones; over £10 million donated to Marie Curie since their partnership with NGS began in 1996 and 10 years of continued partnership and over £1.7 million donated to Parkinson’s UK. Parkinson’s UK now estimate that around 7,000 patients currently benefit from support from the nurse posts that have been funded by the National Garden Scheme.
For more details refer to the NGS Impact Report 2022 via https://bit.ly/NGSImpactReport22.