Our evergreen relationship with the National Garden Scheme

Wade Financial is delighted to be sponsoring the National Garden Scheme in the North East of England for a seventh consecutive year.

The scheme sees garden owners open up their homes to visitors in aid of charity, with £3 million donated to beneficiaries in 2019 alone. It continues to blossom in the North East, with over 50 gardens opening to the general public from March this year.

“We’re so pleased to be part of the National Garden Scheme again this year,” says Wade Financial’s Ian Little. “We’ve been supporting the scheme in the region since 2014, and we never fail to be impressed by the dedication and skill of those involved, from garden owners to organisers.”

Gardens from Lilburn Tower in Alnwick to North Yorkshire’s Croft Hall will be opening from Spring onwards, with proceeds going to a host of charities and causes, including Marie Curie Cancer Care, Macmillan Cancer Support, Hospice UK and Carers Trust.

“Wade Financial’s sponsorship of the National Garden Scheme North East for the last seven years is of enormous value to us,” says Maureen Kesteven, the National Garden Scheme’s County Organiser in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear.

“By covering the printing, distribution and associated costs of our 30,000 booklets, it ensures the money raised by our garden openings goes to our beneficiaries. So this support is vital in helping us achieve our aims and for our beneficiaries to provide their much needed services to the community.”

Favourites such as 24 Bede Crescent in Washington, the 27-acre Blagdon garden in Seaton Burn and the Marie Curie Hospice garden in Newcastle-upon-Tyne are joined on the itinerary by nine new openings, including the new Swedish-designed Buzzing Garden in Saltwell Park, Gateshead.

“Once the weather clears up, we’re looking forward to seeing some of our friends across the North East, as well as some of the exciting new gardens that have been added for 2020,” says Ian. “We hope you can join us for a cuppa, a cake and some of the most picturesque views the region has to offer!”

Download the National Garden Scheme North East booklet by clicking on the cover image: