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Gardens for Good

Use your garden for good between April and September 2021! The funds you raise will help families grow brighter futures. Sign up to download our FREE garden-themed resources – including plant sale posters, BBQ recipes, camp out top tips and much more!

  • When
    April to September 2021
  • Where
    Your garden
  • Type
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Here's how you can use your garden for good and help families grow brighter futures

Whether you sell plants to neighbours, get MOOving on your lawn or host a BBQ with family*, the funds you raise will help provide vital tools and training for families to grow enough to eat.

Celebrate the summer thyme

Get together with friends and family and celebrate the summer, by holding a garden themed fundraiser of your choice.*

Here's our top 3 ideas* on using your Garden for Good this summer:

Sign up to receive our full range of exciting garden resources, including BBQ and cocktail recipe cards and garden bunting!

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“I’ve seen the work of Send a Cow first-hand in Ethiopia, and I’m still in awe at what they achieve. By sharing practical advice with farmers and families, they help some of the poorest people in Africa grow their way out of poverty. They in turn share what they’ve learnt with their neighbours and so on, transforming lives, unlocking creativity and the potential of whole communities. I’m proud to support their work.”

Toby Buckland Send a Cow Patron, Gardener & Broadcaster

How do I take part?

1. Sign up and download your free resources.

Our garden themed resources are packed with handy tips and inspiration to help you host the perfect Gardens for Good event.

2. Set up a Just Giving page

Set up a JustGiving page  and ask friends and family to sponsor you. Or, if they attend your event (i.e. BBQ) ask them to donate in lieu of bringing food or wine. You can also request a collection box from our events team to collect money at your event.

3. Spread the word!

Let friends and family know about your Gardens for Good event by using our free invitation templates and posters, available to download when you sign up. 

*Disclaimer: When holding your garden activity, please be sure to follow all government guidelines on social distancing. For up to date information and advice, please visit:

Sign up to download your FREE Gardens for Good resources.

Our resources are filled with handy hints, tips and ideas, including: event guide, garden cocktail and BBQ recipes, bunting and invitation templates, plant sale poster and much more to help you raise funds at your Gardens for Good event!


“For those of us who just like being outside it seemed so natural to have friends round for afternoon tea, promote the charity by educating people of our work and getting along friends and neighbours (us Brits love nosing around other people's homes and gardens) while raising lots of cash for the cause. As a Christian I also feel these occasions a special opportunity to gently explain why we should care for the poor and how easy it is to make such a difference in people's lives.”

John Marshall Send a Cow Ambassador
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“I put up a little stall on the roadside right outside my house! I was inspired to hold a plant sale for Send a Cow after 15 years as an ambassador for the charity. I have watched it listen and learn, develop and adapt according to the needs and circumstances of the people it helps. That is what makes it work sustainably.”

Jenny Reynolds Send a Cow Ambassador
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How your Gardens for Good event could help families grow brighter futures

Raising £66 could provide 10 families with garden gadgets.

Simple items like a fork, a rake and a hoe, can make a world of difference. By having the right tools, families like Nusula’s can transform their small plots of land into thriving gardens!