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Enjoy a great day out, and raise vital funds for nursing and caring charities, by visiting an open garden. The 2015 NGS Yellow Book lists them all.
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The so-called ‘bible’ of garden visiting and the key to secret gardens of England and Wales, The Yellow Book 2015 is your essential guide to the thousands of gardens that open for the National Gardens Scheme (NGS).
Gardens which welcome visitors on behalf of the NGS help raise much needed funds for nursing and caring charities, including the QNI.
2014 saw the NGS donate £2.5million to its beneficiary charities, and in the last 10 years it has donated in excess of £20 million! In 2015, the NGS donated £250,000 to the QNI, without which we would not be able to run many of our projects.
To purchase your copy of the Yellow Book 2015 at the special discounted price of just £9 (rrp £11.99) including both post and packing to UK postal addresses, please order via the NGS website www.ngs.org.uk and use the following promotional code when prompted QNIYB15.
Two London gardens that are offering special ticketed openings this year are:
Inner Temple (6 May)
Macaulay Road, Clapham (28 May)
Every year, thousands of gardens open to raise funds for charity, including the QNI.
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.
To find out which gardens are open when, you can visit the NGS website at: http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens.aspx . The NGS Garden Finder can also be downloaded as an app onto a smartphone.
The NGS's target is for 80p of every £1 raised to be donated to its beneficiary charities.