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The Garden Media Guild Membership Rates & Categories

Membership Subscription Rates 2018/2019 for membership of the Garden Media Guild are given below. Fees are renewed every July. These fees will give membership up until June 30, 2019.

Join the Guild now and take advantage of our discounted membership rate - you only pay half the year’s membership, plus the joining fee.

* In addition to the sums below, there is also a one-off joining fee of £10, payable with the first subscription at the time of application.
All payments to be received by the Guild in £ sterling only, with cheques made payable to 'The Garden Media Guild'.

View and download application forms for all levels of membership, including the Professional Garden Photographers' Association

Membership Categories

There are five categories of membership:

Full Member

£70 per annum

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.

Overseas Members are at the same level of subscription.

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Associate Member

£105 per annum

Associate membership is available to gardening and horticultural organisations and companies, PR and publishing companies and anyone related to the gardening and horticultural industry. Any key person representing the company can become an Associate.

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Retired Member

£21 per annum

This category of membership is available to full members who have ceased working, but who wish to retain an ongoing connection with the Guild.

If you are an exisiting GMG member who has now retired, and would like to take advantage of this membership, please contact us to advise us of your change of circumstances

We will then re-classify your membership.

Probationary Member

£52.50 per annum

This is, at the discretion of the Guild's Committee, offered to new starters in the profession, who have shown meritorious work, but who remain unpublished. Probationer Members are allocated a full member to help them in their aim to gain full membership.

A Probationary Member may not remain in this category for more than three years. The subscription rate for a Probationary Member is set at 75% of that of full membership.

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Honorary Member

Offered to all those who win the Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award and others at the discretion of the Guild's Committee.

PGP logoProfessional Garden Photographers' Association (PGP)

This sub-group is open to all photographers who satisfy the criteria of Guild membership, with an additional subscription of £25 per annum payable. There is a seperate application form to be completed in addition to the GMG application form.

Visit the Professional Garden Photographers' Association (PGP) website

Application Forms

View and Download Application Forms for All Levels of Membership, including the PGP

Membership enquiries should be made to:

The Garden Media Guild
Katepwa House
Ashfield Park Avenue

Tel: 01989 567393