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National Garden Scheme Annual Guide

To order your copy of the Garden Visitor's Handbook 2017, at the special offer price of just £9 including p&p to UK postal addresses, visit the website and use the promotional code MCGTV17.


Gardens which welcome visitors on behalf of the National Garden Scheme help raise much-needed funds for a range of nursing and caring charities. Since our partnership first took root in 1985, the National Garden Scheme has donated a staggering £16.2 million to Macmillan. The generosity of garden owners and visitors has helped Macmillan to provide key services so that no one has to face cancer alone.

To date, the money the National Garden Scheme has donated to Macmillan has funded 147 professional posts across the UK and has helped to fund the NGS Macmillan Wellbeing Centre in Southmead Hospital, Bristol. In 2015, the National Garden Scheme announced it would donate £1.5 million towards the Macmillan Chesterfield Appeal. The money, equivalent to their annual £500,000 donation to Macmillan for three years, has helped to fund a state of the art cancer centre to be named The NGS Macmillan Unit at Chesterfield Royal Hospital Derbyshire.  The unit is due to open later this year.


Garden Visitor's Handbook 2017

The Garden Visitor's Handbook 2017 (formerly known as The Yellow Book), is the essential guide to the thousands of beautiful gardens that open for the National Garden Scheme to raise money for nursing and caring charities including Macmillan.



With a new look for 2017 and full colour throughout, finding a garden to visit near you has never been easier. Look out for water gardens, sensory gardens, gardens offering accommodation and learn how to create your own patch. Each garden in the book is described and includes directions and admission price as well as opening dates and times.

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