Mary Berry, President of the National Garden Scheme has launched a new appeal aimed at supporting NGS gardens during the current Coronavirus crisis which has forced closure of their gates.
The Support Our Gardens Appeal is aimed at keeping our stunning gardens ‘virtually’ open through the coming weeks and to raise funds to replace lost income from gardens not opening.
Speaking from her home, Mary said: “Right now people are not able to visit the gardens and there is no money being raised. In fact, as things are, the charity’s income is likely to be down by 80% during 2020. So a team at the National Garden Scheme made up of garden owners, volunteers and staff have organised a marvellous campaign centred about virtual garden visits. I urge you to support the campaign generously and to enjoy the stunning gardens.”
From billowing white cherry blossom under crisp blue skies and banks of dancing daffodils to a serene walk among the magnolias and a visit to inspirationally, everyday seaside gardens our first collection of garden visits will help lift your spirits.
There are garden tutorials too with lots to keep you busy this spring. So why not make a lovely cup of tea and settle down to visit a National Garden Scheme garden today.
You can join a virtual garden visit to seven wonderful gardens today including Great Comp, Riverhill or Woodlands Farm where you can wander through the cherry blossom.