Save The Garden House

by Team Wordfluential in Crapstone, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 11th December 2020 we successfully raised £33,331 ( + est. £5143.75 Gift Aid ) with 393 supporters in 223 days

The Garden House would like to ask for your support to save it for future generations. A crisis such as this puts our existence at risk.

by Team Wordfluential in Crapstone, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We'll use this extra funding to create more volunteering opportunities and also opportunities for our community to get involved and engage with our educational and wellbeing activities - reducing isolation and improving healthy living. Any extra funding will make us more resilient to weather this crisis.


Pledge now, get a great reward from the menu on the right > and help save The Garden House!

We urgently need your support to help one of the finest gardens in England stay open for future generations.

The Garden House has taken the decision, with great regret, to close our gardens as we monitor the current public health situation - but a crisis such as this, and the knock on impact it can have, puts our very existence at risk. 

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We are very proud of our beautiful Devon garden filled with rare and beautiful plants, looked after by a small and passionate team. However as very small charity, a crisis such as this, and the knock on impact it can have, puts our very existence at risk. 

We want to continue to look after the beautiful garden and preserve it for generations to come. We want to be able to continue to share this unique and special place which does so much for bringing the community together, nurturing a love for nature and educating young and old alike.

If you love our beautiful place as much as we do, now is the time to help if you can!

About The Gardens

The house and gardens that form The Garden House were bought in the 1940s by Lionel and Katharine Fortescue. Over the next 40 years the Fortescues created a garden which was – and continues to be – viewed as one of the finest in Britain. 

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Our Charity

The Garden House is a small Devon charity with a social purpose. It aims to help people in respect of:

  • Education/training
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science
  • Environment/conservation/heritage
  • Recreation

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How we serve our community

Anything you can do will help to make sure we can re-open for the community we serve - both locally and also nationally - bringing tourists into the area, providing jobs, student and volunteering opportunities and helping the economy.

Pledge now, and get one of the great rewards on the left side of this page and keep our garden growing

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Our Tea Rooms and Events

Our much loved tea rooms provide a great place not just for a tasty cream tea or freshly cooked roast, but for local people to meet, helping reduce isolation in the local community. And - from halloween to bulb sales to theatre - we run a series of interesting local events for families to enjoy which support local businesses.

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What we'll do with the money

The money will help us survive this crisis and provide funds for:

  • plant care and garden maintenance
  • Support our student gardeners so they can continue to look after our harden and finish their course
  • Support our visitor garden engagement staff - providing jobs and volunteering opportunities

Please pledge and help us stay open for generations to come. 

It's time to come together and help. 

"One of the finest garden's in England" Toby Buckland, BBC Radio Devon.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£35 or more

Membership

Donating £35 will make you a Friend of The Garden House! Become a Friend of The Garden house and as well as knowing that you are helping our small charity care for this beautiful garden you will enjoy a variety of special benefits including: free admission when the garden is open regular garden newsletters free monthly guided walks invitations to special events offers and discounts free admission to two more inspirational gardens

£10 or more

A tweet of thanks!

Simply a big “Thank You” We’d love to thank you for your support at this crucial time with a very big thank you on our social media channels.

£15 or more

18 of 200 claimed

Garden House Shopper

£15 An exclusive Garden House cotton shopper bag; Lightweight but strong shopper for use over and over. 100% cotton with a bespoke design featuring a Wisteria ‘floribunda’. We'll also give a big tweet of thanks to anyone who pledges on our bag!

£18 or more

A Day at The Garden House

A day out at the Garden House. Buy tickets for no other reason than to support the Garden House. When everything settles down we’ll send you a pair of tickets [Valid for a year from date of issue] for you and a friend to enjoy a day out at one of England’s finest gardens.

£20 or more

Cream tea experience for two

Is there anything more delicious than a Devon cream tea? We don’t think so! We’re offering a cream tea for two in our cafe which has stunning views of our garden. What’s more we’ll also include a “big thank you” for your support on social media channels Tea includes: Homemade scone with Langage Farm clotted cream and strawberry conserve, an assortment of mini cakes and finger sandwiches and a pot of tea.

£25 or more

Surprise Garden House Goodie Bag

Join our draw for a surprise bundle of joy! You will be entered into a prize draw for a surprise bundle of exclusive Garden House merchandise. We'll do the draw on June 11 and tweet a video of the winning person on our socials.

£55 or more

A Grand Day Out at The Garden House

Have a fabulous day at The Garden House with a pair of entry tickets, afternoon tea, a wander through our beautiful Devon garden and a packet of seeds.

£60 or more

Joint Membership

Donating £60 will make two of you Friends of The Garden House! Become a Friend of The Garden house and as well as knowing that you are helping our small charity care for this beautiful garden you will enjoy a variety of special benefits including: free admission when the garden is open regular garden newsletters free monthly guided walks invitations to special events offers and discounts free admission to two more inspirational gardens

£500 or more

Lifetime Membership

Life membership for The Garden House; you will be able to enjoy the garden whenever we are open, see the seasons change and support our small charity care for this beautiful garden. You will be allowed a plus one and free admission to two more inspirational gardens, as well as regular newsletters and free monthly guided walks.

£1,500 or more

2 of 3 claimed

Sponsor a beautiful hand carved oak bench

Sponsor a stunning hand carved oak bench – we will commission a locally hand carved bench to be made which will be located in the garden and have your name on a and enjoy the stunning vista from your bench.

£75 or more

10 of 10 claimed

'Tour with the Head Gardener' experience

Love gardening and want to learn from an expert? Why not pledge £75 for a personal tour with our Head Gardener for you and a friend. Our Head Gardener, Nick Haworth, will take you around our stunning 10 acres and answer all your gardening questions. We’ll send you a gift experience voucher that will be valid for one year from date of issuing.

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