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Alan Titchmarsh supports the National Garden Scheme's virtual open gardens to help support charities

Each year, many homeowners and organisations in the area open their private gardens to raise money for a number of charities.

They do this via the National Garden Scheme. Due to the coronavirus, however, for the first time in its 93-year history the gardens are closed to the public.

Last year, £3million was donated to charity, including Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute. With gardens closed, these charities face an 80% reduction in income.

The National Garden Scheme donated £3m to charities in 2019.
The National Garden Scheme donated £3m to charities in 2019.

So now, the scheme is working with owners to keep the gardens virtually open through the coming weeks. Alan Titchmarsh has also got involved.

To visit the virtual gardens and make a donation, go to ngs.org.uk

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