NGS – The National Garden Scheme
Under the NGS thousands of outstanding gardens throughout England and Wales will open to the general public again in 2017 to raise money for nursing and caring charities.
These Charities include - Macmillan, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, Carers Trust, The QNI, Perennial and Parkinson's UK.
Most of the gardens are private and are not normally open to visitors.
The NGS was founded by the Queen's Nursing Institute in 1927 and became a charitable company in 2005.
The owners of gardens usually donate all the money taken at their garden opening to the NGS, no expenses are deducted, so more than 80p in every pound goes to the charities.
In 2017 there will be 3700 gardens opening as part of the NGS and more than £3 million will be given to the charities.