For latest PGG Visits, Meetings, Study Tours and Conferences view our Diary of Events
The Guild hosts events throughout the year, in all areas of the country and abroad. These include visits & meetings, conferences & seminars and study tours.
Professional Gardeners’ Guild Visits & Meetings
The Guild hosts meetings throughout the year, in all areas of the country. These include visits to members gardens, and to gardens not generally open to the public. Gardens visited in recent years include Eaton Park in Cheshire, Thorpe Lubenham Hall in Leicestershire, Kylemore Abbey in Co. Galway, Bodnant Gardens in North Wales, and Broughton House in Dumfries and Galloway.
Meetings for 2010 included Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall, Gresgarth Hall and Abeystead in Lancashire, Culzean Castle in Ayrshire, the Exotic Garden in Norwich and Glenarm Castle, Co. Antrim. Other recent events have included barbeques, plant sales, visits to machinery manufacturers and nurseries, lectures, meals and pub quizes. Meetings are open to all members and their guests, they are informal affairs, where members can exchange news, ideas and information – the ideal forum to discuss horticultural problems and to make new friends.
Go to Diary page to view forthcoming PGG Visits & Meetings.
Professional Gardeners’ Guild Conferences & Seminars
Every two years the PGG organises a conference focusing on an area of gardening of particular interest and relevance to its members. Previous topics have included Sustainability, Career Challenges for the Professional Working Gardener and Garden Management – managing your staff, managing your future. Conference venues have included Ventnor Botanic Gardens, RHS Gardens Rosemoor, Scottish Agricultural College Auchincruive, and Pershore Horticultural College in Worcestershire.
Go to Diary page to view forthcoming PGG Conferences & Seminars.
To see some photographs of the 2009 ‘On Plants and Plantsmanship’ Conference, held at the Moorside Grange and Spa in Cheshire please go to the Galleries page.
Professional Gardeners’ Guild Study Tours
Study tours are great way to learn how people garden in other parts of the British Isles, mainland Europe and overseas. Previous Study Tours have included destinations such as China, Japan, Devon and Cornwall, Madeira, South Africa, South of France and Tuscany. Tours are organised and led by PGG President John Humphris, formerly Head Gardener at Borde Hill, West Sussex. Study Tours are generally between one and two weeks long; in the past, members have been able to apply for bursaries to help with the costs inolved.
Go to Diary page to view forthcoming PGG Study Tours.