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Our Gardens Under Lockdown

Our Gardens Under Lockdown

Wednesday 1 April, 2020
Our gardens are not able to open, but our Garden Openers and Volunteers would still like to share what is happening in their gardens.
Support our 2020 Charities

Support our 2020 Charities

Monday 30 March, 2020
2020 is going to be a hard year for everyone, and sadly our many charities will lose out of the donation from all the cancelled garden openings. If you can, please help us raise funds for these charities.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Tuesday 17 March, 2020
Please check here for information about the impact of Covid-19 on our Garden Openings and what we are doing to minimise the spread of this virus and support our community.
True Stories from Wildlife Gardens

True Stories from Wildlife Gardens

Thursday 27 February, 2020
Don't be scared! Anyone can create and safeguard wild habitats. The way gardens are cared for can benefit the natural world. That said, you don’t need to own land to make a difference.
National Organiser Vacancy

National Organiser Vacancy

Wednesday 26 February, 2020
Our Trustees are recruiting for a National Organiser to oversee the Head Office and activities of the charity. Closing date for applications is 22 March 2020.
New Gardens to Visit in 2020

New Gardens to Visit in 2020

Sunday 9 February, 2020
Eighty-nine gardens, new to our scheme, will open over 2020. From the zany landscape of Jupiter Artland to the charming Ayrshire village of Fenwick, don't miss these openings.
Angus & Dundee Garden Trail 2020

Angus & Dundee Garden Trail 2020

Sunday 9 February, 2020
Angus & Dundee Gardeners will be holding a garden trail of seventeen gardens open across the area over selected dates in June. All of these gardens are new to our scheme and raising money for Maggie’s Dundee.
Snowdrops and Winter Walks

Snowdrops and Winter Walks

Monday 27 January, 2020
Twenty-six gardens will open with SGS in February and March for Snowdrops and Winter Walks to raise money for charity. Our diverse portfolio of gardens promises an inspiring experience.
13 Spectacular Scottish Gardens to Visit this Autumn

13 Spectacular Scottish Gardens to Visit this Autumn

Friday 4 October, 2019
October is a perfect time to walk amidst trees in the full glory of their autumn foliage. Nothing will get you in the mood for autumn like these charming gardens filled with vibrant colours of trees and shrubs.
What is it Like to Volunteer with Scotland’s Gardens Scheme?

What is it Like to Volunteer with Scotland’s Gardens Scheme?

Thursday 3 October, 2019
Our organisation is 98% powered by volunteers. Our team are amazing people who dedicate their skills and time to raise money for charity. We invite you to have a peak behind the scenes today.
Spiced Apple and Pear Chutney Recipe.

Spiced Apple and Pear Chutney Recipe.

Thursday 3 October, 2019
Making chutney is a great way of storing a seasonal glut of fruit and veg to enjoy in the colder months. This recipe is easy to follow even for beginners.
From the Archive: What were garden openings like in Scotland during the wartime?

From the Archive: What were garden openings like in Scotland during the wartime?

Thursday 3 October, 2019
Eighty years ago, on 26 October 1939, SGS Executive Committee met to discuss the future of the Scheme following the outbreak of World War Two.
Annual Guest Charity Grant - Application

Annual Guest Charity Grant - Application

Wednesday 4 September, 2019
Scotland's Gardens Scheme accepts annual guest charity grants. Apply now for the grant.
Growing for Good. Could you open your garden for charity?

Growing for Good. Could you open your garden for charity?

Tuesday 23 July, 2019
When you open your garden with Scotland’s Gardens Scheme you join a long tradition of helping your community through both charitable funding and the pleasure of visiting beautiful gardens.
New Gardens Opening in August

New Gardens Opening in August

Tuesday 23 July, 2019
Check out our fantastic new August garden openings...
We’re currently looking to recruit a number of volunteer positions across Scotland

We’re currently looking to recruit a number of volunteer positions across Scotland

Monday 22 July, 2019
At the heart of our charity there are more than a thousand volunteers - would you like to get involved..?
Trellis Awarded £5000 as Guest Charity

Trellis Awarded £5000 as Guest Charity

Wednesday 10 July, 2019
Scotland’s Gardens Scheme is delighted to welcome Trellis as their guest charity with an award of £5,000.
Pop-up Garden Openings in July

Pop-up Garden Openings in July

Tuesday 2 July, 2019
On Sunday 21st July, we have two pop-up garden openings to add to our calendar.
More Gardens and Health Celebrations

More Gardens and Health Celebrations

Wednesday 26 June, 2019
Continuing our Gardens and Health campaign, several more volunteers across the country opened their garden gates and hosted a local community group to come and enjoy a visit and the benefits that gardening and garden-visiting can bring.
New Gardens Opening in July

New Gardens Opening in July

Monday 24 June, 2019
Check out our fantastic new July garden-openings...
Gardens and Health - Abbotsford

Gardens and Health - Abbotsford

Wednesday 19 June, 2019
Visiting Volunteers in Argyll

Visiting Volunteers in Argyll

Monday 17 June, 2019
Last week Julie, our Volunteer Manager, was visiting Argyll for the first time. She was hosted and looked after by Yvonne, the Area Organiser, who took her to visit some of our lovely garden-openers and their gardens. Here’s how she got on...
Our Upcoming Plant Sales - June and July 2019

Our Upcoming Plant Sales - June and July 2019

Friday 24 May, 2019
Buying plants from local sales is a great way to ensure that they are acclimatised as well as being a brilliant source of advice and tips from the growers themselves.
New Gardens Open in June

New Gardens Open in June

Friday 24 May, 2019
We have quite a selection of brand new gardens opening in June - check them out here...
Gardens and Health Week 2019

Gardens and Health Week 2019

Thursday 23 May, 2019
We celebrated Gardens and Health Week May 11th -19th
Afternoon Tea on the Allotment

Afternoon Tea on the Allotment

Wednesday 22 May, 2019
As part of Gardens and Health Week we had afternoon tea at Craigentinny Allotments
Gardening Scotland 2019

Gardening Scotland 2019

Wednesday 22 May, 2019
This year is the 20th anniversary of Gardening Scotland, the national festival of flowers and outdoor living and will be held at The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston in Edinburgh Friday 31st May - Sunday 2nd June.
QNIS Chief Executive Clare Cable reflects on her visit to The Garden of Cosmic Speculation at Portrack

QNIS Chief Executive Clare Cable reflects on her visit to The Garden of Cosmic Speculation at Portrack

Tuesday 14 May, 2019
QNIS Chief Executive and Nurse Director Clare cable reflects on taking time out during the weekend to visit the Garden of Cosmic Speculation at Portrack
Lady Lister-Kaye will be hosting Garden Visits in May, July and September

Lady Lister-Kaye will be hosting Garden Visits in May, July and September

Tuesday 14 May, 2019
Garden Visits hosted by lady Lister-Kaye
2018 Annual Report and Accounts

2018 Annual Report and Accounts

Tuesday 7 May, 2019
2018 was an another strong year of charity fundraising for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme, which has seen our Garden Openers, and Volunteers raise an overall total of £253,398 to 250+ charities.