The Queen's Nursing Institute

The Queen's Nursing Institute works with the public, nurses and decision-makers to make sure that good quality nursing is available at home for everyone when they need it.

Healthcare at home

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Enjoy a great day out, and raise vital funds for nursing and caring charities, by visiting an open garden. Click here to find out more.

Visit the Burdett Trust website

Providing vital funding for projects that help improve patient care.

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If you are interested in nursing heritage, visit our website celebrating District Nursing around the world since 1859.

The National Gardens Scheme 

The QNI relies on donations from charitable foundations and individual fundraisers. 

The National Gardens Scheme is our oldest and largest supporter and has been supporting the QNI since 1927. 

Thousands of private gardens open as part of The National Gardens Scheme every year. By visiting an open garden, you not only enjoy a healthy, fun and interesting day out, but you are also raising vital funds for community nursing.

In 2016, The NGS donated £3 million to its beneficiary charities including the QNI, and in the last 10 years it has donated in excess of £20 million. In 2016, the NGS donated £250,000 to the QNI, without which we would not be able to run many of our projects. 

'Gardens to Visit' is your essential guide to the thousands of gardens that open for the National Gardens Scheme. You can pre-order the book with a special discount from the NGS website. Simply enter the code QNIYB16 when prompted to do so. Visit the NGS website here. 

NGS Garden Finder 

You can also find out which gardens are open when and where easily online.

On the NGS website:

As a smartphone app:


Supporting Carers

Transition to Community

Homeless Health