Membership Frequently Asked Questions

As a member of the WFGA you enjoy a full programme of specialist workshops and practical skills days through out the year, along with visits and tours to gardens and events.

A newsletter packed with information and articles is sent to each member four times a year.

Membership enables you to apply for the training opportunity, Work and Retrain As a Gardener Scheme, (WRAGS).  There is no guarantee that a placement will be available and in some areas the number of potential trainees exceeds the number of gardens so it is advisable to make the most of the Workshops and Skills Day whilst you wait.

A members page and Forum on our website enables you to network with a membership that covers all aspects of working on the land.

Membership permits access to jobs advertised on the Forum on the Garden Recruitment Network – GRN. You will have access to a Discount Seed Scheme and Tools scheme.

After a years membership you are eligible to apply for the Christine Ladley Fund.

Membership is open to all that have an interest in farming and gardening.

The name Women’s Farm & Garden Association comes from the past when women were excluded from training and employment opportunities – but we’ve been around for over a hundred years and don’t want to lose our name.

WFGA members receive priority for bookings on our programme of activities, but non members are welcome to attend at the increased price shown.

We limit the size of the group attending specialist workshops and places are eagerly sought by members.

There are opportunities for friends and family members to join tours and visits.

A Workshop is designed to teach specialist skills to a group, many are hands-on giving a combination of tuition and experience, mostly held on weekend days and open to all members.

A Practical Skills Day is a practical designed to complete a seasonal task in a WRAGS placement garden to enable members to gain experience, held usually on weekdays in small groups.

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