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New National Organiser Announced

New National Organiser Announced

Thursday 30 July, 2020
Liz Stewart Announced As a New National Organiser, taking up the reins from Terrill Dobson, who ran Scotland’s Gardens Scheme for five years.
2019 Annual Report and Accounts

2019 Annual Report and Accounts

Friday 10 July, 2020
Over 2019, our Garden Openers and Volunteers raised £240,219 for 235 charities. Our annual report and accounts can be viewed here, and includes information about how our charity raises funds.
Sarah Landale Speaks About SGS

Sarah Landale Speaks About SGS

Thursday 4 June, 2020
Sarah, Deputy Chair, Volunteer and Garden Opener, speaks about our charity.
Scotland's Gardens Scheme Legacy Awards 2020

Scotland's Gardens Scheme Legacy Awards 2020

Monday 1 June, 2020
See here our long-serving Volunteers and Garden Openers.
Trellis: Guest Charity Report

Trellis: Guest Charity Report

Tuesday 19 May, 2020
Trellis provides a report on how their guest charity donation was used to create learning videos and workshops.
Gardening at a time of crisis

Gardening at a time of crisis

Monday 11 May, 2020
One of the Queen's Nurses candidates writes of the huge help that gardening can offer our mental well-being during this pandemic.
Scotland’s Community Nurses and QNIS Spring into COVID-19 Action

Scotland’s Community Nurses and QNIS Spring into COVID-19 Action

Tuesday 5 May, 2020
Our community nurses are on the frontline during this pandemic, read about how your donations help.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Annual Guest Charity Grant - 2019 Application

Annual Guest Charity Grant - 2019 Application

Tuesday 2 October, 2018
Scotland's Gardens Scheme accepts annual guest charity grants. Apply now for the 2019 grant.
Message from our beneficiary: Perennial

Message from our beneficiary: Perennial

Thursday 13 September, 2018
We like to share stories from our beneficiaries to highlight the amazing work they do, and how your garden visits helps support Perennial deliver frontline support to people like John .
A big thank you to all our volunteers

A big thank you to all our volunteers

Friday 1 June, 2018
Volunteers week runs from 1st - 7th June, and is a wonderful opportunity to take a minute to look back at all the wonderful things that have been by our volunteers in the past 80 odd years.
2017 Annual Report and Accounts

2017 Annual Report and Accounts

Tuesday 10 April, 2018
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that 2017 was an exceptional year of charity fundraising for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme, which has seen our Garden Openers, and Volunteers raise a remarkable overall total of £309,791 for charity. See more here.
Three new trustees for Scotland's Gardens Scheme

Three new trustees for Scotland's Gardens Scheme

Monday 26 March, 2018
We are looking for three innovative, enthusiastic and committed people to join our small, friendly, Trustee team as from June 2018 for a period of three years.
Growing Stories: Storytelling for all

Growing Stories: Storytelling for all

Thursday 1 March, 2018
Scotland’s Gardens Scheme has teamed up with The Scottish International Storytelling Festival, to share the stories of our gardens. We will be co-hosting “Growing Stories”, fantastic storytelling events at our special gardens across Scotland in 2018.
Queen's Nurses Development Programme award ceremony

Queen's Nurses Development Programme award ceremony

Friday 26 January, 2018
Our National Organiser, Terrill Dobson attended the Queen's Nurses Development Programme award ceremony. The Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland were kind enough to write this little piece, looking over our special relationship.
Celebrating the Year of Young People 2018

Celebrating the Year of Young People 2018

Wednesday 10 January, 2018
Scotland’s Gardens Scheme is thrilled to be celebrating Visit Scotland's 'Year of Young People' in 2018. Here are just some of the gardens hosting children's activities...
Through the Garden Gate - November

Through the Garden Gate - November

Tuesday 14 November, 2017
The Garden Gate. Well the clocks have changed and I have just returned from a walk, with four paws in tow, on a fine frosty morning taking time to enjoy the trees in their almost naked splendour ...
A message from our Sponsor

A message from our Sponsor

Friday 29 September, 2017
Delivering an out of the ordinary investment management service Investec Wealth & Investment (IW&I) is delighted to be fully supporting Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.
The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay visit Netherthird Community Garden

The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay visit Netherthird Community Garden

Friday 8 September, 2017
The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay helped residents and school children from an ex-mining town in Ayrshire celebrate the grass roots success of their popular, local community garden, during a very
Through the Garden Gate in July

Through the Garden Gate in July

Sunday 2 July, 2017
Good Evening all, I trust this newsletter finds both you and your gardens in good health having survived the unseasonal ravages of desert heat in late May through into June; something, which was
Queen's Nurses Promoting Health & Wellbeing in Scottish Communities

Queen's Nurses Promoting Health & Wellbeing in Scottish Communities

Tuesday 27 June, 2017
When a group of 20 outstanding community nurses met back in Fife in February for a week-long residential organised by the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS), few of them would have