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  • PGG Award Nominations
    Give someone you know a pat on the back
    Nominations are now invited for two Professional Gardeners' Guild Awards for 2015...
  • Christmas Greetings from PGG Chairman Tony Arnold
    Christmas Greetings from PGG Chairman Tony Arnold
    Best wishes to you all for a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year and many thanks to all those who help to make the PGG such an interesting, lively and educational organisation and a...
  • Professional Gardeners' Guild calendar 2015
    NEW! Professional Gardeners’ Guild Calendar 2015
    Order your exclusive, limited edition calendar of photographs taken by PGG members, featuring the winners of our recent photographic competition....
  • Hanbury Hall gardens
    Events now booking for 2015
    Following an extremely interesting and varied events schedule this year, your area Organisers have been busy planning more visits and events for 2015. Some of these are now open for booking so please have a look...
  • Somerleyton Hall, Lowestoft Suffolk
    Masterclass on the Care and Cultivation of Glasshouse Fruit
    An event organised by the Women’s Farm & Garden Association A fantastic opportunity to learn from a master – Ian Webster is the retired Head Gardener from Chatsworth and an expert in Glasshouse Fruit and a...
  • Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London
    Poppies at the Tower of London
    The major art installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ at the Tower of London, marks one hundred years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. Created by ceramic...
  • John & Tony relaxing at Woolbeding
    Report: PGG Trainee Seminar, 25th – 28th September 2014
    For the four days from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th September the current PGG trainees, along with the current one year HBGBS students, and four students from the McRobert Trust in Aberdeenshire, all attended the annual...
  • The Palace of Monserratte
    Report: PGG trainees fly off to Sintra in Portugal
    The last week of March 2014 saw five PGG trainees fly off to Sintra in Portugal for the week, for the wonderful opportunity of visiting the area and working in the beautiful garden at the Palace...
  • Tony Arnold, Chairman of the PGG gets behind the ‘Go Green for HortAid'
    He did it!! Well done Tony!
    At time of writing, PGG Chairman Tony Arnold’s green antics to raise money for the Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society, Perennial, has far exceeded the target and to date has raised a whopping £1,410.00. Well done to...
  • PGG Chairman Tony Arnold
    See Tony wearing lipstick – this is worth donating to!
    Tony Arnold, Chairman of the PGG, is very keen for everyone to get behind our ‘Go Green for HortAid’ campaign this year. And he’s willing to do his bit to go green if we can raise...
  • PGG visit to Helmsley Walled Garden and The Orchards of Husthwaite
    A note from the RHS Bursaries Committee
    A message from Michael Walker – a serving member of the RHS Bursaries Committee – stating that there are too few 'strong' applications coming from historic and botanic gardens....
  • Shaftsbury Snowdrop Festival
    Snowdrop Study Day at Shaftesbury’s Snowdrop Festival
    Shaftesbury's Snowdrop Festival is playing host to its inaugural Snowdrop Study Day starting at 10.00am on Saturday 15 February 2014 up high in this Saxon market town. ...
  • Minterne House gardens
    More events added!
    Events are being added to the website all the time. Latest includes Mulgrave Castle which lies on the Yorkshire Coast just north of Whitby, Home of the Marquis of Normanby and the delightful sounding ‘Pleasure Grounds’....
  • PGG news and information
    Share your news and photos with other PPG Members.
    If you have news, photos, events to publicise or items of interest that you think other members will be keen to know about, then please send them to PGG Chairman Tony Arnold at and we’ll...
  • Sherborne Castle
    New events for 2014 now booking!
    We have a wonderful range of interesting and useful events lined up for you this year....
  • A Christmas message from Tony Arnold
    A Christmas message from Tony Arnold
    May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous New Year....
  • Latest Masterclass now booking
    Latest Masterclass now booking
    Our latest event is a Masterclass being run by PGG member Laurie Eggerton on Garden Surveying....
  • Stowell Park, Gloucestershire
    Staff development, Secondment, Career progression – The Finnis Scott Award
    The Finnis Scott Award: Staff development | Secondment | Career progression The Finnis Scott Award provides funding for professional gardener’s to spend time at other gardens in the UK. Funding covers the cost of travel and...
  • Where we you on the 28th June?
    Where we you on the 28th June?
    The PGG organised a meeting to two very different and very interesting walled gardens, one in West Sussex and the other in Kent. It was a great day out but only seven PGG members went –...
  • Paris polyphylla
    Rare plant cuttings opportunity knocks!
    An estate agent in Northumberland are selling a house near Berwick with a garden full of plant rarities - Trillium, Paris, Lilium, Primula, Rheum etc. and the owner has asked if any PGG members would like...

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