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National Garden Scheme Christmas gifts

Robin gift card - order the NGS Yellow Book, out February 2018. Picture; NGS
Robin gift card - order the NGS Yellow Book, out February 2018. Picture; NGS

Christmas shopping that helps major charities

Want to buy presents for gardeners that make a difference to other people’s lives too? You can’t go wrong with gifts from The National Garden Scheme (NGS).

It’s the biggest charitable funder of nursing charities in the country, donating more than £50million so far. Beneficiaries are The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Carers Trust, Hospice UK, Perennial, Parkinson’s UK and other guest organisations.

NGS helps gardeners open their gardens to the public, sharing their passion and raising money through entry fees, teas and slices of cake.

Here are some present ideas:

Apron, £14: Made from 100 per cent 8oz cotton drill in England. It has an adjustable neck strap with ‘D’ rings and a useful large pocket with extra-long waist ties. Length 85cm, width 60cm.

Tea towel, £6: Premium cotton tea towel, in the NGS signature yellow with logo and illustrations. 100 per cent cotton and made in England.

A5 notebook, £8: This hardback A5 notebook has a illustrated cover in the NGS signature yellow. It has a grey ribbon marker and contains 96 pages of 100gsm lined paper. Dimensions: 145mm x 212mm x 18mm.

Tote bag, £6: Canvas bag with shoulder-length handles with our logo on one side and the words ‘Great Gardens, Great Cake’ on the reverse side. Out of stock at the minute, but more expected.

Garden Visitor’s Handbook 2018, £12.99 plus gift card £1.50: The essential guide to the thousands of gardens that are opening in 2018. With detailed descriptions of every garden, stunning photos, and handy maps and calendars. Order a copy now with a gift card, publication is in early February ready for next year’s season of garden visiting.

For more information, visit www.ngs.org.uk.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.


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