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About the Garden Media Guild

The Garden Media Guild started life as the Garden Writers’ Guild in 1991, as the UK's national organisation of professional communicators associated with the garden and horticulture industry. The rationale behind the name change to The Garden Media Guild was simple – the Guild’s membership covers all aspects of garden media communication – including photography, videography, broadcasting, social media, lecturing, editing, illustrations and PR – as well as writing. It had become increasingly inaccurate and misleading to continue to call us the Garden Writers’ Guild.

The Garden Media Guild's aims are to raise the quality of garden media in all its forms and formats, and to keep our members up-to-date with events in the world of gardening and horticulture.

The Guild encourages and rewards excellence in garden communication, assists members with various aspects of their careers and helps with educational aspects of the gardening communications industry.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

The Garden Media Guild welcomes and supports anyone involved in the gardening or horticultural media regardless of their race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, disability, background or age. 

We are an inclusive and friendly membership group, but the Guild recognises that there is a lack of diversity across the gardening media and in the horticultural sector as a whole. We are committed to listening to, and working with, our members and our colleagues throughout the industry to ensure that everyone gets an equal opportunity to pursue a career in the gardening/horticultural media and to advance and prosper in their chosen field.

The Guild is a member of the Horticulture, Arboriculture, Landscaping & Garden Media professions Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) Group.

You can download the Group’s ED&I Charter here


Full membership of the Guild is open to those who earn a significant part of their income from communicating information on the subject of gardening and horticulture, whether as authors, journalists, editors, photographers, broadcasters, bloggers, social media influencers, lecturers or artists.

Probationary membership is also available to those who are starting in the industry.

Associate membership is available to anyone connected to the wider horticultural industry.

Or you can become a Friend of the Guild, which is open to anyone who is interested in the Guild, but isn’t working in gardening/horticultural communication and doesn’t qualify for associate membership.

Click the links in the box on the right to find out more or click membership above to find out about becoming a member.






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