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Royal garden marks 70 years of fundraising for the NGS

Frogmore House Garden will reach a landmark of opening on behalf of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) for 70 years consecutively on 7 June, by kind permission of Her Majesty The Queen. The NGS is delighted and honoured to have such a long standing relationship with this prestigious property and garden that has raised an astonishing £250,000 for the NGS, making Frogmore garden the largest single fundraiser.

This remarkable sum has quietly made a significant contribution to the advancement of community nursing across England and Wales.

The open day will offer a rare opportunity to visit the garden, which is not normally open to the public. Visitors can enjoy strolling around the 30 acres of landscaped lawns which are rich in history as well as beauty, whilst also raising money for nursing and healthcare charities. There is much to see including flowering shrubs and a picturesque lake, as well as an unusual Marble Kiosk and Queen Victoria’s Tea House.

The day is made even more special by 70 Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) nurses attending – one for each year – marking the royal commitment to the NGS and community nursing, along with representatives from all ten NGS beneficiary charities. These special guests will be a fantastic representation of the work the money raised via the NGS goes towards.

The garden will be open from 10.00am – 5.30pm, with last entry at 4.00pm. Refreshments will be available but visitors are welcome to enjoy their own picnics on the lawn – just as members of the Royal family have done at Frogmore through many generations.

Opening information

Tuesday 7 June (10am – 5.30pm). Admission £6.20. Pre-booking essential, please visit ngs.org.uk/shop-online.aspx or phone 01483 211535 for information & booking.
Light refreshments & picnics welcome.

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