In 2016 the National Garden scheme donated £2.7 million to a range of cancer and other charities. This furthers the charitable objectives of the society ‘supporting charities, in their work in the provision of nursing and caring, and
- the relief of sickness and the preservation and promotion of health;
- supporting the queen’s nursing institute in its work.
- assisting such charities or charitable purposes as the trustees shall think fit;’
Looking at the Yorkshire programme for 2017 I forecast an increase in these donations despite the economy and dare I say it the weather.
These Iris were in fine fettle at Creskeld Hall in Wharfedale at the end of May for their open day in aid of NGS. Renown for the Rhododendrons and Azaleas the 3½ acre garden did not disappoint.
Get your local Yellow Book the guide to open gardens and visit some open gardens and help this charity help so many other worthwhile charities.