Support a sustainable future

A Legacy Gift - Garden Scene

Leaving a legacy gift to Garden Organic

Legacies are incredibly important to us. They have also helped to fund much of our project work, enabling us to teach the next generation about the benefits of organic gardening.

A legacy gift to us is an investment in an organic, sustainable future for ourselves and our planet. It helps us research, inform, support and inspire people about the organic approach.

It can also significantly reduce the amount of your estate that goes to the tax man.


Why we need your legacy gift

Your legacy gift could help us in one of many ways. Here are just a few examples:

  • Helping to support our Heritage Seed Library. Who knows what important elements the 850+ seeds in our seed library may have for future generations? The biodiversity of our collection has not been explored at all. Major work over several years would be required, but investigating every variety would require major investment. £1,500 would help us test and evaluate 15 vegetable varieties for possible inclusion in the the Heritage Seed Library catalogue, safeguarding these for future generations. £30,000 would provide up to date equipment in the library and outside in the growing areas.

  • Support people through our social and therapeutic growing projects. Our social and therapeutic growing projects deliver profound benefits. A gift of £5,000 would enable us to provide the equivalent of one day of social and therapeutic horticulture per week for a year for at least 36 young people with special educational needs.

You can download our legacy leaflets Supporting a sustainable future and Making a Will or they can be posted on request.


How can I leave a legacy to Garden Organic?

If you already have a will, and you just wish to make one change by adding a gift to us, then your solicitor can prepare what is known as a codicil. This is a simple way to add a new instruction, as described in our guidance on updating a will.

If you do not already have a will, then please see making a will for our straightforward guidance including information on inheritance tax, how to update your will and some frequently asked questions. It is strongly advised that you seek the help of a solicitor or other professional to ensure that your will meets your requirements and is legally binding.

To leave a gift to us, you need to decide what type of gift you want to make, and how you want to benefit the organisation - for our work generally or for a particular part of it.


Further information

For more information, or to discuss how a legacy gift could be used, please contact: Anne Durant, Fundraising Co-ordinator
Telephone: 024 7621 7701
Email adurant@gardenorganic.org.uk