Welcome to our Find a garden app. It will help you find gardens to visit from the more than 3800 in England and Wales that open each year to help raise money for caring and nursing charities.

To help you plan your visits, the NGS app allows you to search for gardens using your current location or by entering a postcode or town. Opening dates, times, prices, a description and photograph of the gardens along with information about how to get there are provided.

Founded in 1927, the National Gardens Scheme has a proud history of donating money to great charitable causes; more the £45 million has been donated to date.

What’s New

Version 2.2

Updated to support newer iOS devices

Ratings and Reviews

1.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Doc Mamba ,

Only 28 days ahead

So, I download the App to see which dates I should reserve this summer for local garden open days. The app works fine - none of the crashing issues reviewed elsewhere. But it’s only designed to show me open days in (up to) the next 28 days, based on an unalterable 50 mile radius.

I want to be able to specify a date range (start and finish) later in the year, and to choose my own radius. Great potential, but (so far) inadequate functionality.

Old&baffled ,

Seems fine to me!

I am surprised by some of the other comments as this app has a bright, clear feel to it and does what it sets out to do, namely enable a search of what’s open and/or coming up in the chosen area. Gardens are listed by geographical radius (or map) and one can then drill down to look at the detailed entry. Worth having on my iPad and an easy link through to the NGS website if required. No bells and whistles l agree, but that’s exactly what I’m looking to avoid when visiting a garden!

Sim12579 ,

Poor. Could have been great.

No search by map area. Only shows a text based search presented on a map as an after thought. Drag the map to a new area and you are out of luck. You will see no results and cannot ‘search here’ as you’d expect to be able to do. Doesn’t show you anything that WAS open so you can’t work out if you missed something (so can plan for next year). Generally a polished high school project kind of app that should have been miles and miles better all things considered. Deleted it from my phone after 10 minutes of abject open mouthed disappointment. What a shame!


The National Gardens Scheme
11.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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