For the third year running, Talking Tables (which was B Corp accredited last September) is the lead partner of The Great British Garden Party. The event, which officially kicks off in July, has been designed by the National Garden Scheme to share the nation’s love of gardens and get-togethers to help raise vital funds for beneficiaries to include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, Carers Trust, The Queen’s Nursing Institute and Parkinson’s UK.
The fundraising event is being championed by Queen of Cakes Dame Mary Berry, president of the National Garden Scheme.
“I am delighted that Talking Tables is again partnering with the National Garden Scheme in 2023,” stated Clare Harris, founder and director of Talking Tables. “As an enthusiastic gardener myself, it is all too easy to be busy ‘doing’ in the garden and not to take the time to enjoy the garden with others. To invite a few people over for a cup of tea and cake, to pause, chatter and relax in your own garden, is such a lovely thing to do.”
Continued Clare: “Many of us will be grateful for the support of nursing care as we age, or need support for our family, so raising funds for such a great cause becomes even more worthwhile and a real motivation to host a Great British Garden Party.
“This summer I will be hosting my third Great British Garden Party. The first year I invited some fellow gardeners from my village to share a cup of tea and was very proud of myself making a courgette cake, prettily decorated with flower petals. The second year I hosted our senior management team from Talking Tables, and we enjoyed some time out together. In 2023 I plan to invite my local gardening friends again, and hopefully they can share some tips on improving my wildflower meadow. Whichever way people choose to enjoy their garden with friends or colleagues this year, they know that they will be supporting something special.”
George Plumptre, chief executive of the National Garden Scheme, added: “We’re delighted that Talking Tables are once again our event partner for the Great British Garden Party. Their products bring eye-catching colour and joy to the table, while their generosity helps us support everyone’s fundraising.”
As part of the partnership in 2023, Talking Tables will be donating a 5% royalty payment to the National Garden Scheme from the UK sales of the most popular ‘Truly Scrumptious’ ranges of party accessories including hand-curated Great British Garden Party tea party kits throughout April – September 2023.
The official Great British Garden Party campaign week takes place from Saturday 15th – Sunday 23rd July, but participants can choose any day across the summer, autumn or winter.
Above: Talking Table is the lead partner of The Great British Garden Party.