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NGS celebration of Chelsea features our Florence Nightingale Garden

NGS celebration of Chelsea features our Florence Nightingale Garden

It’s well known that the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) opens beautiful gardens for charity, but until recently we didn’t realise that it largely supports nursing and health charities. Last year alone, it donated £3 million to charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute.

This year, the annual NGS open gardens programme has been hit hard by the coronavirus restrictions, just when those charities need our support more than ever. So like everyone else, the NGS has embraced the online world and is working with garden owners to bring you virtual tours of their gardens.

With no Chelsea Flower Show this year, either, the NGS is marking it with virtual visits to gardens created by four current designers and, in celebration of its relationship with nurses, is also featuring a little film about “what would have been one of the stars of this year’s show, the Florence Nightingale Garden, designed by Robert Myers, which we will now have to wait until 2021 to enjoy.” Go watch, and support the NGS if you can.