Our Aims
What we do and why we do it.

What does the WFGA Do?

  • Offers those with an interest in growing the opportunity to network within a membership of professional growers, to exchange ideas and experiences.
  • As a member you have the opportunity to apply for a placement via the WRAG Scheme.
  • A full programme of specialist workshops.
  • Members only skills days in most counties of England, and the Scottish borders.
  • Designs and organises small groups to tour gardens in the UK and Europe, taking in specialist events and nurseries at very competitive rates.
  • Publishes newsletters with articles of interest and information for members and booklets on specialist subjects
  • Offers a range of specialist clothing, postcards, books, seeds and tools at discounted rates.
  • Funding opportunities through the Christine Ladley Fund, to enable members to apply for funds for specialist training, educational projects, travel and community projects.

Aims and Objectives

  • Formed in 1899 as the Women’s Farm and Garden Association, a registered Charity, the WFGA is now known as the Working for Gardeners Association.  Our original aims, aspirations and objectives continue to underpin the activities of the Association in the 21st century.
  • To network and unite all those who work in horticulture and allied industries.
  • To promote, encourage and establish the opportunities to study and practice within the horticultural profession.
  • WFGA membership offers help and advice, through networking, seminars and WFGA publications.

The History of WFGA

Find out how it began and how the background formed our current aims.

View WFGA's history

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