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Membership

Surrey Garden Design Group is open to anyone with an interest in design, landscapes and beautiful gardens.  We usually meet once a month in Stoke d’Abernon but currently this is happening online via Zoom.  Currently our membership stands at 70.  We’re a friendly bunch with a mix of those interested professionally and personally.

You can see our programme of events HERE, but we arrange a mix of talks and presentations from designers, plantspeople, technical specialists, business experts and artists.  Recent past speakers have included Juliet Sargeant, Rosy Hardy from Hardy’s Plants, Andree Davies and Adam White, Landscape Plus and Kate Gould

We also arrange visits as part of our programme to gardens, nurseries and suppliers and recently we have visited London Stone’s new showroom in Farnham, a residential garden designed by Marcus Barnett in Sutton and seen behind the scenes at Van Arnhem Nursery in Godalming.

After a successful transition to online sessions in 2020 and to allow for forward planning  the first half of our 2021 programme will be delivered online via Zoom.

We also currently have 2 smaller Professional Development Groups set up by Members to provide peer support for those working in the industry, allowing them to share challenges and ideas on good practice.  This has become a lifeline for our many members who work on their own.

Membership of the Group is £40 for 2021 and renewals are every January.  As a member you can access:

  • All meetings which are for free to members and opened up to visitors if there is space
  • Visits and socials are for members only (there may be additional costs involved)
  • Copies of Groundcover Magazine – 2 hard copies a year and a new bi-monthly e-newsletter covers industry news, write ups of talks, member profiles and updates on events
  • Under development for 2021 is a private members area on our website where we will share resources from all current speakers meetings, an archive of material from previous speakers and groundcover and a members directory.

Visitors are always welcome at our talks and entry fee for face to face meetings is £10 and to online events £5.

Interested in joining our group?

Please click on the button to go to our subscriptions page