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The National Gardens Scheme

The National Gardens Scheme

The National Gardens Scheme

The Yellow Book 2014

In 2014 there will be over 3,800 gardens across England and Wales opening on behalf of The National Gardens Scheme. In the last 15 years the NGS has donated over £27 million to nursing and gardening charities.

The NGS is also delighted to be both Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie Cancer Care’s single biggest ever donor having donated £14.75m and £6.8m to each.

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


The £2.5 million to be donated to the beneficiaries will be allocated as follows:
£500,000 Macmillan Cancer Support
£500,000 Marie Curie Cancer Cure 
£450,000 Help the Hospices 
£350,000  Carers Trust 
£200,000 Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI)
£147,000  Perennial 
£150,000 Guest Charity: Parkinson's UK 
£120,000  National Trust Careership 
£75,000  Royal Horticultural Society Trainees 
£8,000  Garden Museum Intern 

Key Features

Key Features of the 2014 Yellow Book

  • Over 3800 gardens will open on behalf of the Scheme
  • 600 new gardens
  • There are nearly 7900 garden openings this year
  • Average entry price is £3.80 and under 16s go free into most gardens
  • Over 3000 gardens provide the all important tea and home-made cake experience
  • 2,500 gardens offer plants for sale
  • 1600 gardens welcome dogs on leads

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

The 2014 Yellow Book costs £9:99 and is available on-line from www.ngs.org.uk and from leading booksellers.

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 15 years has donated over £27 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.