The worshipful company of gardeners

The Worshipful Company of Gardeners is a vibrant and energetic "living" guild and numbers among its members both professionals and amateurs who are actively involved in the craft. All are united by a common bond of horticulture and gardens.

The Company, first mentioned in City Corporation records in 1345, is a survivor from the medieval craft guilds which exercised control over the practice of their particular crafts and ensured a proper training through the system of apprenticeship.

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Our Company

Find out more about our exciting company, our objectives, structure, history and how to join us.

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Charitable Activities

Charitable activities are at the heart of all livery companies. Click here to read about the charities we support and how to apply for grants.

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Future Gardeners

Future Gardeners

Future Gardeners helps many, including those with personal difficulties, train for a career in horticulture. Learn more here.

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The Company and the Environment

Our planet faces two emergencies: climate change and biodiversity loss. Learn more here about our own and joint initiatives in the fight to protect our incredible environment.

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Schools Outreach

There are over 70 different and exciting careers in horticulture including high tech, science, art, creative and the practical. Horticulture can play a leading role in combating climate change. Find out more about the opportunities available and how we can help students and teachers.

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Flowers in the City

A competition campaign which has flourished in the City of London since 1949. Click here to discover how to participate and how to enjoy.

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2022 Awards at Spring Court


We are committed to recognising excellence in horticulture whether through studies or career. Read more about our awards here.

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The Spade

Our beautifully produced and informative Company magazine, The Spade, is available to read online.

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Pollinating London Together (PLT)

We are a founding member of PLT whose mission is to create spaces in central London where all the natural pollinators can thrive. Learn more here

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