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Gardens for Good

Start a ripple of change: from your garden, to a family’s in rural Africa! The funds you raise will help families to fight hunger and the climate crisis to grow brighter futures. Download our garden-themed resources including: plant sale and open gardens posters, bunting, coffee morning tips and much more!

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Create a wave of change from your garden, to a family’s in rural Africa!

Whether you sell plants to neighbours, hold an open garden or host a coffee morning with friends, the funds you raise will create a wave of change across rural Africa, helping families to learn more, grow more and sell more.

Here are our top tips on using your garden for good

Host a coffee morning 

Hold a plant sale

Organise an open gardens event

Toby Buckland photo

“I’ve seen the work of Ripple Effect 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 Ripple Effect Patron, Gardener & Broadcaster

How do I take part?

1. 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.

Margret Nabirye holding garden gadgets and tools

How your Gardens for Good event could help families grow brighter futures

Raising just £100 could support 14 families with garden gadgets to grow brighter futures.  Simple items like a fork, a rake and a hoe, can make a world of difference. By having the right tools, families like Margret’s can transform their small plots of land into thriving gardens!