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  • GDPR
    General Data Protection Regulation
    The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25th, 2018. In line with these new regulations, we have updated the PGG Privacy Policy to explain how we collect, store and use your...
  • Parham House & Gardens
    Salaries and rates guidelines 2018
    For 2018 the PGG recommends a 2.5% increase across the range, taking into account a 3-4% rise in the RPI, a 2.7% rise in the CPI, and a 4% rise in the National Living Wage. These...
  • PGG visit to Canterbury Cathedral
    STOP PRESS! PGG visit postponed
    The visit to Canterbury Cathedral on 21st July has sadly had to be postponed until 2019....
  • Horticulture Week Custodian Awards logo
    Horticultural Week Custodian Awards 2018
    The Horticulture Week Custodian Awards, now in their third year, celebrate excellence in parks, gardens, grounds and tree management. Run by Horticulture Week, they reward the unsung heroes who ensure we can continue to enjoy our life-enhancing...
  • Stairway of boulders
    The sacred giants of Vakljsh Ma
    Although in Japan the national tree is sakura (Prunus serrulata, cherry blossom), the fundamental garden tree is kuro-matsu (Pinus thunbergii, Japanese black pine) and the official fruiting tree is kaki (Diospyros kaki), one can safely say...
  • 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...
  • Iris Lynch - Hampton Court Flower Show 2017
    Success for PGG members at Hampton Court Flower Show 2017
    A great PGG presence at the show this year by PGG members: Iris Lynch with the RHS Schools campaign. A wonderful exhibit and on Sunday Jussi can play with his buses again!!!!!!!! and Iris will be...
  • 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....

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