May 14th 2020
Due to the current pandemic, private gardens which take part in the National Garden Scheme (NGS) have not been able to open, therefore monies cannot be raised for the NGS.
So, in conjunction with select gardens, the NGS have launched virtual garden tours which can be viewed here:
Mary Berry, President of the National Garden Scheme, who launched the campaign for donations in her own Oxfordshire garden, said:
“This wonderful organisation has been inviting people to open their gardens to raise funds for nursing and health charities for more than ninety years. During that time it has given away nearly sixty million pounds. Also during all that time, the gardens have never had to close – not even during the Second World War. That is until now...
...Garden owners have recorded videos of their gardens to make a series of ‘virtual visits’ and we are inviting everyone who might have visited a garden to watch a virtual visit instead and think of giving a donation to the charity."
JustGiving donation page: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/supportourgardens