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Enjoy a great day out, and raise vital funds for nursing and caring charities, by visiting an open garden. The 2016 NGS Yellow Book lists them all.
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Every year, thousands of private gardens open as part of The National Gardens Scheme to raise funds for charities, 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.
In 2014, The NGS donated £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. The NGS's target is for 80p of every £1 raised to be donated to its beneficiary charities.
'The Yellow Book' is your essential guide to the thousands of gardens that open for the National Gardens Scheme. You can pre-order the Yellow Book 2016 with a special £2.99 discount from the NGS website. Simply enter the code QNIYB16 when prompted to do so. Visit the NGS website here.
You can also find out which gardens are open when and where easily online.
On the NGS website: http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/find-a-garden.aspx
As a smartphone app: http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/garden-app.aspx