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Open Gardens

Open Gardens allows keen gardeners to share their passion, while helping people in crisis. Meanwhile, you can go along for a nosey - and maybe get a cup of tea and slice of cake. Some gardens go even further and offer cream teas, light lunches, plant sales, treasure trails and more.

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

Find a garden near you

Would you like to open your garden to the public in 2016?

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 – all 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 >

Spring gardening tips

Alstromeria flowers

Spruce up your garden for spring with these simple tips from our green-fingered ambassador Tamsin Westhorpe.

Top tips >


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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
12 May 2016

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

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Spring Fair Taplow Court

Taplow Court
18 May 2016

Around 30 exhibitors, including specialist growers and nurseries, show off their most desirable plants of the new season – in these Grade-II listed grounds in Berkshire.

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