Scotland's Gardens Scheme
Scotland's Gardens Scheme

Charity registered in Scotland SC049866

Opening a fantastic selection of gardens across Scotland to raise money for hundreds of charities

Current vacancies

Volunteer Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland wide
  • Closing 24th May 2021

Scotland's Gardens Scheme is a charity which supports the opening of private gardens around Scotland, raising funds for other charities through garden gate tickets, plant sales and refreshments. The charity was established in 1931 and has a small staff team which supports volunteers around Scotland to open an amazing range of gardens to the public, many of them hidden gems that are not usually available to visit. The Scheme typically raises around £250,000 for charity each year. The charity co-ordinates the involvement of hundreds of gardens each year, through the volunteer network, and promotes openings through our website, our famous 'Yellow Book', social media, e-news and our YouTube channel.

Scotland's Gardens Scheme has an eight-strong team of Trustees and following its recent restructure as a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation), now wishes to recruit an additional three Trustees to build the skills base of the Board. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in the following areas: Communications and Digital Marketing, Sponsorship, IT, Legal and Human Resources, with an enthusiasm for gardens and horticulture.