The Professional Gardeners’ Guild Trust

How to apply for a grant

To apply for a grant either download the Application Form or contact the Honorary Secretary.

Donation or appeal help

To make a donation to the PGG Trust or to help with our appeal, or if you have any queries about the PGG Trust please contact the Honorary Secretary.

Honorary Secretary
Helen Seal
8 Tenison Avenue
Tel: (outside of working hours) 07876 775266

PGG Trust  - gain practical experience from a working placement in another garden


The PGG Trust was established in 2004 to fund training and study for working gardeners in the UK and Ireland.  

Finnis Scott Award

The PGG Trust provides gardeners with the opportunity to acquire skills and gain qualifications through part-time courses. This enhances their careers and benefits the horticulture profession as a whole. Through the Finnis Scott Award, the Trust is able to support gardeners to gain experience through work placements in other gardens. The Trust can help not only in areas of practical horticulture but also through management studies, leadership, IT or presentation skills. The Trust is funded by donations from horticultural trusts and organisations, private individuals and subscription contributions from PGG members.

Help with furthering your career

Applications are welcome from those whose main source of income is from working as a gardener. There is no age limit and it is not necessary to be a member of the Professional Gardeners’ Guild.

For example:

  • Are you looking for financial assistance to obtain a horticultural qualification?
  • Do you need a chain saw operators certificate (CS30 or SC31) or a spraying certificate (PA1, 2, or 6)?
  • Do you need training in supervisory or management skills, risk assessment, Health and Safety legislation?
  • Do you have inadequate IT skills?
  • Would you like to learn how to write reports, talk to groups, or give PowerPoint presentations?
  • Do you need financial assistance to attend a specialist conference or seminar?
  • Do you want to gain practical experience from a working placement in another garden?

The Professional Gardeners’ Guild Trust can help finance any of these.

Renew Subscription

If it's time to renew your PGG subscription you can now do this online at the PGG Store

Day Visits & Study Tours

The PGG organise delightful visits and study tours to all parts of the UK and overseas.

Members: update your details

Members - you can access the Members Area to change/update your membership details.