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Professional garden communication at its best

The Garden Media Guild (GMG) is an association that brings together professional garden writers, authors, photographers, broadcasters, editors, lecturers and allied trades.

The Garden Media Guild's aims are to raise the quality of garden writing, photography and broadcasting, and to keep our members up-to-date with events in the world of gardening and horticulture.

Benefits of Membership

  • Free visits and behind-the-scenes tours of leading gardens; In 2020 our garden visits, which are free to members, include Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire, The Newt in Somerset, Kiftsgate in Gloucestershire, Wollerton Old Hall and Goldstone Hall in Shropshire, Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens in Oxfordshire and Chenies Manor in Buckinghamshire.
  • Access to a wide range of like-minded creatives and the wider gardening industry.
  • Quarterly magazine, GMG News, and regular e-newsletter to ensure you are kept up-to-date with events, new books, publishing, photography and general gardening news.
  • Free entry for submissions to the annual GMG Awards.
  • 10% discount on business insurance.
  • Exclusive discounts and offers from numerous companies and suppliers.
  • Attending events, briefing days and workshops specifically organised and designed to benefit members.

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Benefits of Membership

Our Objectives

  • Raise the quality of garden writing, photography and broadcasting.
  • Improve communication between members.
  • Help members operate efficiently and profitably.
  • Improve liaisons between garden writers, photographers, publishers and more.

Some Words from our Members

Alison Levey

When it was first suggested to me that I ought to join the Garden Media Guild, I was quite sure it was not for people like me. I love writing and I take what I do seriously, but I lacked confidence in believing that other people valued it as well. After several very supportive conversations I began to understand that it was for precisely this reason I should join the Guild. 

I became aware immediately of the amount of support and resources there are available to members. Suddenly I had a group of people to whom I could ask questions and I’d get a sensible and useful answer back. I have learned a huge amount and found that in return I can share my knowledge as well.

I love going on the Guild’s garden visits, where we get to see places I might not otherwise have travelled to. The visits are also important networking events where contacts are made and plans discussed. I went to my first visit quite cautiously not knowing how many people I might know there, but soon found that it is such a friendly group of people that even if I did not know someone I was soon in conversation and new friends were made.

Most importantly for me, though, is that I have had my ambitions widened. I now can see possibilities and opportunities where I could not have seen them before. I can happily recommend the Garden Media Guild as it is now an important part of my development as a writer.

Alison Levey, writer and blogger and winner of the 2019 GMG Award for Blogger of the Year