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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. District Volunteers work closely with the District Organiser to support Garden Owners to open their gardens including publicity beforehand and support on the day.

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme has 23 districts across Scotland, each with their own team of volunteers, led by a District Organiser. Our teams support Garden Owners to raise money for charity by helping them to open their gardens to the public. We support garden Owners with publicity, road signage, refreshments, admissions and car parking. The role includes organising a team of volunteers to carry out a variety of activities including sourcing new gardens to open, ensuring that each garden opening is successfully organised and promoting garden openings and the work of SGS. It is an exciting, varied, flexible and rewarding role that can be developed to suit the time you have available

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme (SGS) has divided Scotland into 23 districts, each with their own team of volunteers, led by a District Organiser (DO). Our District Treasurers are responsible for the financial management of the district and work closely with the District Organiser and Garden Owners (GO) . District Treasurers receive monies from garden openings and pay charities, communicating with garden owners and the nominated charities to facilitate payment. They are also responsible for district accounts and balance the district’s bank statement; providing ongoing financial information to Head Office through the use of the SGS database and transferring excess monies to Head Office regularly. We have a very easy to use database and full training and support is available.