National Garden Scheme – Community Gardens Award

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Grants are available to amateur gardeners from com munity groups in England and Wales to create a garden or similar project with horticultural focus for the benefit of their local community.

The Community Garden Award was set up in 2011 by the National Garden Scheme in memory of Elspeth Thompson, a garden writer and journalist and supporter of the National Garden Scheme who died in 2010. In her writing she often celebrated community gardens and so the Award supports gardening projects carried out within local communities all over England and Wales.

The Award was previously managed in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society, but from 2019 onwards it will be wholly managed by the National Garden Scheme.

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