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  • Dunninald Castle
    Old greenhouse glass wanted
    We’ve recently had a request from one of our members: Does anyone know where I can get a few small panes of green tinted thin greenhouse glass – old, not a modern replica. Many thanks. Joan...
  • PGG Garden Survey Masterclass
    Salaries and Rates Guidelines 2017
    For 2017 the PGG recommends a 2.5% increase across the range, reflecting the uncertain economic climate, higher than expected levels of inflation a general level of pay settlements across the private sector of between 2 and...
  • PGG at Arley Hall Garden Festival 2017
    PGG well received at Arley Hall Garden Festival
    A small but enthusiastic group helped out with the PGG stand at Arley Hall Garden Festival on 24 and 25th June 2017. A great weekend and hopefully our advice at the gardeners question time stand was...
  • Woburn Abbey
    Tickets on sale for June’s must-see Parks & Gardens Live event
    The inaugural Parks & Gardens Live showcase event is taking place at Woburn Abbey & Gardens on 28 June....
  • Rugosa Rose
    Rugosa Roses
    This useful group of roses, often dismissed as hedging roses, doesn’t always receive the respect it deserves. Very hardy, disease resistant, repeat flowering, tolerant of poor soils and exposed sites and with an exceptionally good ‘old...
  • PGG AGM 2016 Hyde Hall
    A remarkable year for wildlife
    What a remarkable year for wildlife 2016 was. The long summer provided for the needs of multiple broods in many of our indigenous and resident species, vertebrate and invertebrate alike. Dragonfly Sympetrum striolatum It was pleasant...
  • Horticulture Week Custodian Awards logo
    PGG endorses The Custodian Awards
    The Professional Gardeners’ Guild has become the first horticultural organisation to endorse the Horticulture Week Custodian Awards and sign up as a partner. This year, there are five more categories in the Custodian Awards: Best Gardens...
  • Mediterranean Gardening Association Portugal International
    Dry gardens in the Mediterranean: An undiscovered diversity
    Mediterranean Gardening Association Portugal International Spring Conference 2016 Wildflower walk at Cape St. Vincent In April I had the opportunity to attend a spring conference in the Algarve, organised by the Mediterranean Gardening Association Portugal. I...
  • Untangling the names of Libertia species
    Untangling the names of Libertia species
    Back in 2011, I wrote a short article (The Professional Gardener issue No. 130) promoting the National Collection scheme organised by Plant Heritage, based on the experience of attaining the National Collection of Libertia. The more...
  • PGG trainee expedition to Sintra, Portugal 2016
    Trainee expedition to Parques de Sintra
    Trainee expedition to Parques de Sintra On the 12th of March, six lucky PGG trainees boarded a plane for Portugal. We were not entirely sure what to expect or what exactly we would be doing however,...
  • PGG Seed Exchange service
    New seeds for 2017
    Thank you to all the members who have donated seed for the 2017 PGG Seed Exchange. There is quite a variety, especially as some of our members who live in France, the west coast of Scotland...
  • PGG seed exchange 2016
    Seed Exchange – seeds for 2017
    Now that autumn is here, we are taking stock of the garden and the seeds we have collected over the summer. Last year 28 members donated seed out of a membership of 950. So thank you...
  • Monteviot House in Roxburghshire
    Winners of Professional Gardeners’ Guild Awards, 2016
    Many congratulations to the Award Winners Loyal Service Awards: Ian Stephenson for the major contribution he has made to the quality and development of the highly renowned gardens at Monteviot House in Roxburghshire. John Ellis for...
  • PGG member Philip Oostenbrink‎ showing his collection of Hakonechloa
    PGG member wins silver medal at Hampton Court Flower show
    PGG member Philip Oostenbrink‎ showing his winning a silver medal at Hampton Court Flower Show for his collection of Hakonechloa macro and cultivars. Well done Philip – great effort well rewarded....
  • Practical session at Parham Gardens in double digging for PGG students
    Salaries and Rates Guidelines
    For 2016 the PGG recommends a 3% increase across the range, based on an increase of 10% as the National Minimum Wage moves to the National Living Wage, reflecting growth of the UK economy, rising living...
  • Horticulture Week Custodian Awards logo
    Horticulture Week Custodian Awards launched
    The Horticulture Week Custodian Awards have been launched to celebrate best parks, gardens and tree management. The time has come for the custodians of the UK’s parks, gardens, green spaces and urban woodlands to receive the...
  • Compiling and Presenting Your Curriculum Vitae & Interview Advice
    Compiling and Presenting Your Curriculum Vitae & Interview Advice
    At the request of several Members of The Professional Gardeners Guild Alan Sargent FCIHort will be presenting the seminar ‘Compiling and Presenting Your Curriculum Vitae & Interview Advice’   Alan has held many seminars over the...
  • Hever Castle
    Hever Castle to run RHS Gardening Courses
    Hever Castle & Gardens in Kent is to run two RHS gardening courses in a dedicated building in the Castle grounds. Held on two consecutive days over a one-year period, they take place from October 5th...
  • Cholmondeley Castle Gardens
    A summer of PGG events to look forward to.
    There's still time to book your place on a PGG garden visit this summer. Visit our Events page for full details of all 2015 events....
  • Photos of June 2015 PGG visits
    Photos of June 2015 PGG visits
    PGG members have enjoyed some inspiring visits recently. PGG visit to Kent They include a visit to Kent on 6th June to visit Sissinghurst Castle Gardens and the gardens and house of writer Christopher Lloyd in...

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