Join Us

If you would like to become a member of Somerset Gardens Trust, please download our Application Form

Membership Rates are as follows:

Annual: Single – £20
Annual: Joint – £30
5 Year: Single – £80
5 Year: Joint – £120
Life: Single – £240
Life: Joint – £360

What is the Trust looking for in new members? – many members join without special skills – they just have a love of gardening or garden design, and some are willing to commit some time to the Trust.  However, there is a range of skills that would be a bonus to the Trust – some knowledge of surveying, of documentary research,  of organising events and of education. There are also lots of opportunities for training – both at conferences with other County Garden Trusts and on the job.

Private Garden visits: these are arranged for members each year by the Events Committee. There are about seven visits a year in Somerset and nearby – some to very special places like Stavordale Priory and Mells Park. In addi­tion there is a tour to a exciting gardens in the UK (in 2016 to Cornwall) and abroad (there have been visits to Ireland, France, Germany and Italy). These have included being shown round Sans Souci by the Head of the Parks Department at Potsdam and being invited by the Princess Corsini to dinner at her Palazzio in the Florence with full liv­eried staff.  Members have a lot of fun in the garden visits and tours – in admiring other peoples’ hard work, and in enjoying each other’s company.

The SGT Magazine – this is sent out 3 times a year to all members (usually Spring, Summer and Autumn) and includes interesting articles on all aspects of gardening, as well as updates on the work being carried out by the SGT Council and its 3 Committees.