A quick mention for the National Gardens Scheme. This is a nationwide event for private and public gardens, that can be visited all year round. An entrance fee is charged, which goes to charity. There are booklets available from larger libraries, maybe small ones too, but I can’t confirm that. They are produced for each County, the Surrey edition is below.
These booklets have a calendar of open days, admission prices and directions to individual properties.
Last year these charities received £2.5M from this wonderful scheme:
Macmillan cancer support – £500,000
Marie curie cancer care – £500,000
Hospice UK – £450,000
Carers trust – £350,000
Queens nursing institute – £200,000
NT gardening careerships – £120,000
Parkinson’s UK – £150,000
Perennial – £147,000
RHS – £75,000
Garden museum – £8,000
Thanks for reading,