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E-mail: chairman@pgg.org.uk

Recent Posts

  • Perennial Covid-19 advice
    Perennial Coronavirus news update 1st May ’20
    Perennial have an update on managing your money following announcements and changes that have happened in recent days.   It’s not always easy to navigate through the financial support available, so Perennial can help you understand your...
  • PGG visit to David Austin Roses
    Salaries and Rates Guidelines 2020
    For 2020 the PGG recommends a 2.5% increase across the range, taking into account a 1.8% rise in the RPI, a 3.1% rise in the CPI, and a 6.2% rise in the National Living Wage. These...
  • Perennial Covid-19 advice
    Perennial Coronavirus COVID-19 news update
    Perennial’s helpline is operating as usual on 0800 093 8543 or visit www.Perennial.org.uk. The confidential helpline is open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.   Perennial can help in the following ways: help people understand and...
  • suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    Help the NHS in this time of crisis
    Around the country the NHS is facing an unprecedented challenge. There is an urgent need to provide their staff and supporters with suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to provide the level of protection they require. The...
  • Audley End House and Gardens
    Cancellation of PGG events until June 1st 2020
    Due to the uncertainty of what stage we will be at with the Coronavirus as the weeks progress, the PGG committee has taken the decision to cancel all of the PGG events up until 1st June...
  • Perennial Partners Christmas toolkit
    Perennial Partners Christmas toolkit
    This Christmas Perennial are ready to support families and individuals in horticulture who are feeling the festive strain or struggling with unexpected or life changing events such as redundancy or health issues.  Perennial Partners need your...
  • The Amenity Forum and its relevance to professional gardening
    The Amenity Forum and its relevance to professional gardening
    The Amenity Forum is the UK’s voluntary initiative seeking to promote best practice in all aspects of amenity operations and, in particular, in terms of weed, pest and disease management. It has an independent chairman and...
  • 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...