Phoebe Barker

In Memory of Rebecca Barker

Fundraising for The National Garden Scheme
raised of £1,000 target
In memory of Rebecca Barker
The National Garden Scheme

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1112664
We open the gates to exceptional gardens to support vital nursing & health charities


Rebecca was an exceptional landscape gardener and horticulturalist, who worked on countless projects, both big and small, to transform outdoor spaces into dynamic natural landscapes that offer peace, beauty and the feeling of being at home.

After her beloved husband Paul died, gardening became her salvation and therapy. She single-handedly transformed a sparse goat field into a stylish and insect-friendly space that became the hub of family life. Rebecca found great peace in gardening and took immense joy in sharing this with both her loved ones and the general public. All the while raising money for a good cause!

She loved visiting other people's gardens, discovering new plants and creating spaces that each year would grow and change. Some of her greatest friends were made through a shared love of nature.

In just two years she raised over £3000 for the National Garden Scheme. Her children, Gabriel and Phoebe, would like to continue this fundraising in her memory. The National Garden Scheme is an organisation supporting charities which Rebecca cared so dearly for and worked so hard to contribute to.

Rebecca was a much loved Mother, Sister, Daughter, Aunt and friend. She was endlessly supportive, deeply talented and so much fun to be around. 

She will live on in the people who loved her and the gardens she transformed. 

Thanks for taking the time to visit this JustGiving page.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

About the charity

The National Garden Scheme

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1112664
By giving to the National Garden Scheme, you’re supporting some of the UK's best-loved nursing & health charities. Making a donation is a wonderful way to support our work or remember someone who loved visiting National Garden Scheme gardens or gardening. In 2023, together we donated £3.4 million.

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £631.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
Offline donations

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.