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Open Gardens

Between March and October, you can visit 200 gardens in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – including some never seen before by the public.

Keen gardeners share their passion, while helping people in crisis.

You can explore their gardens - and maybe get tea and cake. Some offer cream teas, light lunches, plant sales, treasure trails and more.

Find a garden near you

Would you like to open your garden to the public?

Send your request to to make it happen.

Meet our ambassador

Tamsin Westhorpe image

Get tips on opening your garden to the public from Tamsin Westhorpe

About Tamsin >

Proud of your garden

People sitting in a garden with flowers

Share your outdoor space with friends, family and neighbours, for a good cause.

Be part of it >

Volunteer at Open Gardens for the Red Cross 

Victoria Watts walks over a bridge in an open garden

We need volunteer garden co-ordinators, and additional volunteers to help on the day.

Become a volunteer >

Spending hours on your allotment?

A wooden with a handle is full of recently harvested fruit and vegetables from an allotment in the UK

So are people in Syria, where growing their own food helps families returning home after conflict.

How gardening makes a difference >


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  • Fundraising events 

Find your local fundraiser

Get in touch with your local British Red Cross fundraiser.

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The Great Summer Garden Event

Cound Hall with rainbow in background
26 Apr 2018

Join us for a great day out for gardeners and shoppers alike.

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