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Recent Posts

  • Book now for the PGG Pruning Course at David Austin Roses
    Book now for the PGG Pruning Course at David Austin Roses
    Book now for the PGG Pruning Course at David Austin Roses. The PGG all day pruning course is taking place at the renowned David Austin Roses garden and plant centre and starts with the theory of...
  • Perennial Communication Toolkit
    Perennial Communication Toolkit
    Perennial, the charity for helping people in horticulture when times get tough, has issued a ‘Communications Toolkit’ to help spread the word about its essential services. ...
  • PGG Chairman Tony Arnold presented Stephen Butler (centre) with a PGG loyal service award .
    PGG loyal service award for Dublin Zoo gardener
    PGG Chairman Tony Arnold presents Stephen Butler with a PGG loyal service award at Bloom 2019. Stephen has worked at Dublin Zoo for over 30 years and was instrumental in developing the way in which plants...
  • Cheque presentation to two PGG trainees from the Geoff Hamilton Memorial Fund
    Geoff Hamilton Memorial Fund benefits PGG trainees
    A cheque presentation of £5,000.00 has been made to two PGG trainees from the Geoff Hamilton Memorial Fund. Both trainees are based at the The National Botanic Garden for Wales and the money will go towards...
  • PGG visit to Stansted Park
    Salaries and Rates Guidelines 2019
    For 2019 the PGG recommends a 2.5% increase across the range, taking into account a 3.5% rise in the RPI, a 2.2% rise in the CPI, and a 4.9% rise in the National Living Wage. These...
  • Perennial case study
    Perennial – providing support where it’s most needed
    Isabella was forced to stop working as a gardener on an estate when her health deteriorated significantly. As a member of the Professional Gardeners Guild, she was aware of Perennial and contacted us directly. Our caseworker...
  • Cambridge University Botanical gardens
    Cambridge University Botanic Garden will celebrate 40th birthday in 2019
    In 1979, Cambridge University Botanic Garden was the first botanic garden in the UK to dedicate an area solely to plants offering ornamental winter interest. In 2019 we celebrate the 40th birthday of our Winter Garden...
  • 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...