The Garden House is dependent upon the generosity of our visitors, donors and corporate sponsors.
The Finnis Scott Foundation
A major supporter of The Garden House for the 2010/11 season is The Finnis Scott Foundation.
The Finnis Scott Foundation was established under the Will of Lady Montagu Douglas Scott (Valerie Finnis) in 2006. The Trustees of the foundation can make grants for any charitable purpose, but their present policy is to focus grant-making in the areas of horticulture and plant sciences, as well as art and art history. By doing so, they acknowledge the two enduring preoccupations – art collecting and gardening – of Sir David Montagu Douglas Scott, K.C.M.G., O.B.E., (1887-1986) and his wife, Valerie Finnis V.M.H. (1924-2006).
John Spedan Lewis Foundation
During 2009 a donation from the John Spedan Lewis Foundation meant we were able to reprint the official guide to The Garden House reflecting our new features and plantings. This was the second time we had received a donation from the Foundation, the first being in 2001 when a contribution was made towards the cost of the Quarry Garden Summerhouse.
The Foundation was established in 1964 in memory of the founder of the John Lewis Partnership, a lifelong naturalist. The Trustees of the Foundation aim to support projects that reflect John Spedan Lewis’ particular interests, namely horticulture, ornithology and entomology.
Brewin Dolphin Investment Managers
The Plymouth office of Brewin Dolphin generously sponsor the prestigious annual Fortescue Garden House Lecture, which is traditionally given by an individual who has made a major contribution to horticulture or gardening in Britain.
Brewin Dolphin has over 250 years’ experience, and is one of the UK’s largest independently-owned private client investment managers, with 30 offices across the UK, Eire and Channel Islands. Committed to providing a personal service, Brewin Dolphin offers wide-ranging investment management and financial planning service for private investors, charities and pension funds.
Plymouth & District Disabled Fellowship
The Fellowship is committed to meeting the individual care needs of members of the community with physical disabilities, with the aim of helping them lead a life as full and satisfying as possible.
We are grateful to the Fellowship for generously funding the creation of high quality paths within the new Jubilee Arboretum to ensure wheelchair access. The Garden House continues to receive guidance and support from the PDDF as it strives to improve facilities for disabled people.