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 our training opportunity, Work and Retrain as a Gardener Scheme. (WRAGS).  Please note due to the popularity of the scheme, we have waiting lists in many regions.

In particular, London, Surrey and Bath/Bristol areas.  The number of potential trainees exceeds the number of large training gardens in these areas.  Frustrating as this is, we suggest it is advisable to make the most of our Workshops and Skills Days whilst you wait for a place.

We have a  members page and Forum on our website, plus follow us social media with a facebook group to join.

Membership gives you access to gardening jobs advertised on our Garden Recruitment Network – GRN.

Discounted Seeds and Tools.

After a year’s membership, you are eligible to apply for the Christine Ladley Bursary, details are available on the Bursaries page.

The WFGA is open to all.

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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