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What's a Virtual Open Garden?

It’s like a traditional open garden fundraiser, but online. And it means you can still make a difference while you're social distancing.

You share photos of your garden on Facebook, for loved ones to enjoy, and encourage them to make a donation in return.

It's very easy to host a Virtual Open Garden. There's no 'right' way to do it, so you can make it your own. You'll find how-to guides and helpful tips in your fundraising pack.

You'll be helping us be there for everyone who needs us.

We're working hard to ensure that we can continue to keep our Helpline open, and provide vital information and support during this difficult time.

By hosting a Virtual Open Garden, you'll be helping us be there for those who need it most.

We've been hearing how wonderful your gardens are looking while you're staying safe at home. And we can't wait to enjoy yours with you.

Inside your fundraising pack

  • A step-by-step guide to hosting your Virtual Open Garden fundraiser
  • Ideas for Virtual Open Garden activities
  • Creative ways to share your garden
  • Tips for encouraging donations
  • Facts and messages, to show how important your loved ones' support is

You'll get your pack by email. This means you can get started straight away, and the funds your raise will make an even bigger difference.

Don't have a garden?

You don’t need your own garden to make a difference.

How about celebrating:

  • A communal garden?
  • Your allotment?
  • A window box or balcony?
  • Your house plants?

It's all about sharing anything that's bringing you joy at this difficult time.