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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 2019 our visits include Exbury, Borde Hill, Leonardslee, River Cottage, Coton Manor and Parham.
  • 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

Jack WallingtonAlthough I had previous writing experience, I wanted to take my love of garden writing more seriously as a long-term career change. In order to improve my skills, I joined the GMG. I was immediately put in touch with writers I respect greatly, who offered me assistance and encouragement. My mentor, Jane Perrone, gave a lot of time and pointed me in the right direction with advice on approaching publications and how to focus on specific topics.
The annual Awards Lunch is great for recognising people's work, but is foremost a fun networking opportunity to meet other writers, photographers and broadcasters to share tips and advice, which I really enjoy. The garden visits too are an interesting and relaxed way of meeting other writers. The GMG really is the place for immersing yourself in the world of garden media.

Jack Wallington, freelance garden writer and professional garden designer