National Garden Scheme

Sunday 28 May, 11am – 4pm

We are delighted to be joined by The National Garden Scheme who raise millions of pounds for charity. Come and explore the beautiful Palace Gardens at Southwell Minster.

  • Garden stalls
  • Guided tours of the gardens and the acclaimed Potwell Dyke Grasslands – home to over 200 plant species including four different orchids, Meadow Buttercup and Ragged Robin
  • Learn about the medieval history of the gardens
  • Refreshments available

£5 entry – all proceeds go to the National Garden Scheme to help nursing and health charities across the UK.
Children under 16 free

About the National Garden Scheme

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands, and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities.

Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors, they have donated over £67 million to nursing and health charities and in 2022 made an annual donation of £3.11 million. Their core beneficiaries include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute.

The National Garden Scheme doesn’t just open beautiful gardens for charity – they are passionate about the physical and mental health benefits of gardens too. They also support charities doing amazing work in gardens and health and grant bursaries to help community gardening projects.

Originally set up in 1927 to support district nurses, the National Garden Scheme now raises millions of pounds for nursing and health charities each year. They also support charities doing amazing work in gardens and health, grant bursaries to help community gardening projects and support gardeners at the start of their career.

Event Details

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  • Venue: The Palace Gardens