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The National Gardens Scheme

The National Gardens Scheme

The National Gardens Scheme

The Yellow Book 2013

In 2013 there will be nearly 4,000 gardens across England and Wales opening on behalf of The National Gardens Scheme. In the last 10 years the NGS has donated £26 million to nursing and gardening charities.

We're very proud that we have been able to play a small supporting role in the success of the NGS over the last 19 years. We hope that the sun shines this year and gives everyone a chance to show their gardens at their best and raise significant funds for the charities
Jonathan Wragg, Chief Executive of Investec Wealth & Investment

 

Most of the gardens that open for the National Gardens Scheme are privately owned and offer visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy the garden owners' individual creations. The variety is breathtaking: from village openings to roof gardens, tiny cottage gardens to rolling acres, allotments to barges, you will find gardens to inform and inspire.

Key Features of the 2013 Yellow Book

  • During 2013 there will be over 8900 separate openings
  • Average entry price is around £3.90 and under 16s go free in 2800 gardens
  • Over 2,500 gardens provide that all important tea and home-made cake experience
  • Over 1000 gardens welcome Group visits

The Yellow Book 2013 costs £9.99 and is available on-line from www.ngs.org.uk and from most leading booksellers.

 

Key Features

Key Features of the 2013 Yellow Book

  • During 2013 there will be over 8900 separate openings
  • Average entry price is around £3.90 and under 16s go free in 2800 gardens
  • Over 2,500 gardens provide that all important tea and home-made cake experience
  • Over 1000 gardens welcome Group Visits
The £2.1 million to be donated to the beneficiaries in 2013 will be allocated as follows:
£450,000 Macmillan Cancer Support
£450,000 Marie Curie Cancer Care
£400,000 Help the Hospices
£300,000 Carers Trust
£200,000 Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI)
£100,000 Perennial
£120,000 National Trust Careership Scheme
£8,000 The Garden Museum

Every visitor to an NGS garden makes a difference to the care of others brilliant!
Joe Swift, NGS President and television presenter

The NGS Trustees have voted for an additional donation to be made to Parkinson' UK who will be our guest for 2013. The amount being donated is £100,000

The National Gardens Scheme is also delighted to be both Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie Cancer Cares single biggest ever donor having donated over £14m and £6m to each.

Support The Scheme

Founded in 1927, the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) helps to raise money for charities.

The National Gardens Scheme works with garden owners who welcome thousands of visitors around the UK into their gardens each year. Sponsored by Investec Wealth & Investment, the Yellow Book allows people to plan their visits and discover different gardens.

Investec Wealth & Investment, has sponsored the NGS since 1994 and in the last 10 years has donated £26 million to nursing and gardening charities.

Our clients value the association we have with the NGS. They are sent a Yellow Book every year and are invited to attend Investec Wealth & Investment events held in NGS gardens.

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