Scotland’s Gardens Scheme

Charity registered in Scotland SC011337

Scotland's Gardens raises money for charity by encouraging, promoting and supporting garden owners to open their gardens to the public; raising money for a charity of their choice through admissions, plant sales and refreshments.


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Scotland’s Garden Scheme (SGS) raises money for charity by encouraging, promoting and supporting private garden owners across Scotland to open their gardens to the general public. Funds are raised through these garden openings by charging an entry fee and by offering refreshments and plants for sale. We aim to make the whole experience inspiring, rewarding and enjoyable for all involved.The Media Officer for Social Media will work closely with their District Organiser to promote Scotland’s Gardens Scheme and local garden open days through Social Media. The role is home-based, but there will be opportunities to visit gardens and to attend team meetings.

Scotland’s Garden Scheme (SGS) raises money for charity by encouraging, promoting and supporting private garden owners across Scotland to open their gardens to the general public. Funds are raised through these garden openings by charging an entry fee and by offering refreshments and plants for sale. We aim to make the whole experience inspiring, rewarding and enjoyable for all involved. SGS has divided Scotland into 23 districts, each with their own team of volunteers, led by a District Organiser (DO). The Area Organiser works closely with the District Organiser and: • Liaises with Garden Openers to see that a good relationship is developed • Sources new gardens to open • Makes sure that Garden Openers have adequate support on the day of their opening, including help with teas, car parking, taking money, etc. • Provision of road signage and other signage and promotional materials for the day to Garden Openers • Ensures that there is a good SGS presence at garden openings • Thanks Garden Openers after their opening

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme has divided Scotland into 23 districts, each with their own team of volunteers, led by a District Organiser. The district team supports garden owners to raise money for charity by helping them to open their gardens to the public. The team supports with publicity and road signage before the opening and with refreshments, admissions and car parking on the day, if required. The role includes organising a team of volunteers to liaise with Garden Openers to see that a good relationship is developed and to ensure that each garden opening is successfully organised; promoting garden openings and the work of SGS and sourcing new gardens to open. You will also need to liaise with your treasurer so that you have a clear understanding of the finances of your district. It is an exciting, varied, flexible and rewarding role that can be developed to suit the time you have available.