Queen’s Nurses celebrate the National Garden Scheme’s annual Gardens and Health week and say thank you for supporting the Queen’s Nurse programme.

The National Garden Scheme’s annual Gardens and Health Week is dedicated to promoting the positive impact gardens can have on physical and mental health. In 2016, they commissioned the King’s Fund to produce a report on the topic and began an annual funding programme to support gardens and health-related projects run by charities.

Gardens and Health Week 2020 runs from 8th – 16th May. Discover more about how gardens and gardening can be a path to a healthier lifestyle.

The National Garden Scheme has supported the QNI and is the QNI’s largest single funder: they fund the whole Queen’s Nurse programme. To join in their Gardens and Health week, the QNI asked Queen’s Nurses to take a selfie in their garden or a green space to take the opportunity to thank the NGS for their support.

The short film of the Queen’s Nurses in their gardens is available to download below.


I love my garden at all times of the day. It helps me be creative, it helps me relax, its where I want to be day and night, when I'm not at work of course. Gardens, Mental Health, tranquillity for those with a LD or Autism. Can't beat it. Thank you NGS. We love you and all that you do for us.

Marieanne Bubb-McGhee, Queen's Nurse

Thank you to @NGSOpenGardens for all your invaluable support of the Queen’s Nurse Programme and the QNI.

Caroline Donley, Queen's Nurse

Thank you @NGSOpenGardens for your continued support of the QN programme. Outside space is even more important in the current climate for our physical and mental well being. I sit in my little garden everyday and feel very lucky.

Sarah Roderick, Queen's Nurse

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