National Garden Scheme funds 75 community garden projects

The National Garden Scheme has announced the distribution of £189,617 of funding to 75 community garden projects across England and Wales.

Community garden projects and volunteers
Credit: National Garden Scheme

The announcement comes as the National Garden Scheme’s annual Gardens and Health Week, and ahead of RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

NGS chief executive George Plumptre said:

“With the pandemic highlighting the critical importance of access to green spaces for everyone’s health and wellbeing and the growing issue of isolation, we’re delighted to have dramatically increased our funding to support a further 75 community garden projects this year as part of our wider Gardens and Health programme.

"It is easy to see why more and more people are creating or joining community gardens; these projects involve people from the whole spectrum of society and often give crucial individual benefits, they also have substantial impact at a local level. We are excited to be a major ongoing supporter.” 

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