National Gardens Festival Weekend 2013

Sat, Jun 15, 2013


Private gardens across England and Wales will open their gates to the public during 15-16 June for the first ever National Gardens Festival Weekend
Which garden will YOU be visiting this weekend?


Set to be the largest garden visiting event in history, with 800 openings planned over the two days, the Festival is being organised by the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) and aims to raise £500,000 for nursing and caring charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care and  Carers Trust.

Thanks to the hard work of garden owners and the enduring enthusiasm of visitors, the NGS has donated £25million to nursing and caring charities over the past 10 years and is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest ever donor. Over half a million people visited gardens opened in support of the NGS last year.

This year, for the very first time, the NGS has organised the National Gardens Festival Weekend and invited as many gardens as possible to open over the two days for a unique weekend of garden charity giving. Traditionally one of the NGS’s busiest weekends, the 2013 dates also coincide with Father’s Day on Sunday 16 June.



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