Horticultural federations, guilds & specialist plant groups

Horticultural federations and guilds operate on a county-wide basis with a membership base consisting of horticultural societies and gardening clubs. They provide access to a vast network of gardening clubs and societies, and help their members with advice on the day-to-day organisation of local club business and other society matters.

The RHS encourages garden clubs and societies to join their local horticultural federation for further support and access to activities and events in their local area; some also train judges for horticultural shows and events.

Federation contact list
Mr Les Moody
Berkshire Guild of Judges and Lecturers
Berkshire
0118 934 0473
mlesmoo@aol.com
Mr Les Crossley
Westmorlands & Nth Lancashire Fed of Hort Socs
Ulverston
01229 836552
Ms Joy Everington
Dorset Federation of Hort Socs (Chair)
Dorset
01297 678392
Mr Paul Howgill
East Midlands Regional Federation of N.S.A.L.G
(National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners)
07803 828 777
allotmentbaron@aol.com
Mr Alan Jones
Essex Guild of Horticultural Judges
Essex
01268 752664
Dr Dennis Sutton
Gloucestershire Federation of Gardening Societies (Chairman)
densutton@madasafish.com
Rev John Wilson
Gloucestershire Federation of Gardening Societies (Secretary)
Herefordshire
secretary@gfgs.org.uk
Ms Jenny Worsfold
The Gloucestershire Guild of Judges
01242 236512
Mr Kelvin Mason Hampshire
Federation of Hort Socs (Hon. Sec.)
Winchester
01962 797446
kelvin.mason@sparsholt.ac.uk
Mr Peter Collett
Hampshire Federation of Hort Socs
West Sussex
01243 773693
Mr Roger Austin
Kent Federation of Hort Socs (Chairman)     betandrog@googlemail.com
Mr Gary Smith
Kent Federation of Hort Socs
01732 844892
gary.smith6@homecall.co.uk
Mr Richard Foreman
Kent Federation of Hort Socs (Secretary)
rich.kfhs@blueyonder.co.uk
Ms Sue Green
Leicester & Leicestershire Hort Judges' Guild
07732 813256
suereflex20@yahoo.co.uk
Mr Bob Splaine
Gtr Manchester, Merseyside & Nth Cheshire Allot & Leisure Gdns Council
01942 874320  
Mr Colin Lathwell
The Federation of Middlesex Hort & Allot Socs (Secretary)
Middlesex
02089 028756  
Mr Colin Spires
The Federation of Middlesex Hort & Allot Socs (Chairman)
Pinner
colinspires@spires.me.uk
Dr Richard Wiltshire
QED Allotments Group
01322 409184  
Dr Shiona Mackie
Scottish Gardeners Forum (Chairman)     chair@scottishgardenersforum.org.uk
Mr Michael Gourlay
Scottish Gardeners Forum (Vice Chairman)     vicechair@scottishgardenersforum.org.uk
Mr Eddie Taylor
Staffordshire Association of Garden Guilds
01283 712828  
Ms Mary Ellis
Suffolk Horticultural & Produce Association
01473 635200  
Mr Richard Tabor
Surrey Horticultural Federation (Chair)
17 Bax Close, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 7NB
01483 277494 
r.c.tabor@btinternet.com
Mrs Janet Arm
Surrey Horticultural Federation (Secretary)
Tilford, Farnham
01252 783133
janetarm@btinternet.com 
Mr Phillip Harwood
The Somerset Federation of Gardening Clubs (Secretary)
Wells
01749 679182
enquiries@somerset
federationofgardeningclubs.org.uk
Mr Erland Plomgren
The Somerset Federation of Gardening Clubs (Chairman)
enquiries@somerset
federationofgardeningclubs.org.uk
Mrs Sheila Rapley
Surrey Guild of Judges & Lecturers
01428 682149  
sheilajrapley@gmail.com
Mr Geoff Peach 
Surrey Guild of Judges & Lecturers
27 West Hill, Elstead, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 6DQ
01252 702199  
geoffpeach50@btinternet.com

The RHS is currently looking at ways to better engage with and support federations and guilds. If you would be interested in contributing to the development of this please email Susan Corr

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