National Gardens scheme raises charity funds
Gardens which open for the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) come in all shapes and sizes, from small urban plots to romantic cottage gardens to the grounds of grand country estates, and they include some in Wimbledon.
The National Gardens Scheme invites you to celebrate the great variety of its gardens during the third National Gardens Festival Weekend, which will see 400 gardens across England and Wales throw open their gates to the public.
Two Wimbledon gardens - at 61 and 97 Arthur Road - open from 2pm-6pm on June 14.
TV presenter, gardener and NGS President Joe Swift says: "One of the great things about the National Gardens Scheme is the sheer diversity of its gardens. Big or small, formal or informal, modern or traditional – there’s a garden to suit absolutely all tastes.
"So whether you're a seasoned garden visitor or a first time supporter, I urge you to stop by a couple of gardens over the Festival Weekend and join in the celebration of the great variety of gardens."
The National Gardens Scheme currently donates around £2.6 million every year to its nursing and caring beneficiary charities, meaning that it is one of the most significant charitable funders of this sector in the UK.
May 29, 2015