Become a Garden Member and enjoy these benefits:

  • Visit the Garden free, during opening hours, on production of a
    membership card
  • Receive information about events in the Garden
  • Join PGPT visits to other gardens
  • Meet other members at work in the Garden
  • Join us at social events
  • Receive our annual journal

Individual Membership

> Individuals aged 16 and over
> A single parent and their child / children aged under 16

Annual Membership £7.50
Life Membership £150

Family Membership

> Spouses / partners and their child / children aged under 16
> Spouses / partners
Children aged under 16 enter the Garden free of charge – children  aged 16 or over can become individual members
Family membership does not include grandparents, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters- or brothers-in-law, boyfriends or girlfriends

Annual Membership £12
Life Membership £200

You can now pay your subscription by PayPal

Please print off a membership form and complete your details.  Under Bank Account Details, enter Paying by PayPal.  Send your form to the Membership Secretary

Choose from the pull down menu and set up your payment


Notice for members

Become a Volunteer

There are many opportunities for contributing to the success of
The Plantation Garden.


We can always use help with carpentry and/or plumbing and the maintenance of timber, brick and stone structures.  Please get in touch if you can offer us some time on a Tuesday.

Please contact

Sunday Teas Volunteers and Cake Makers

The Plantation Garden Tea Lodge serves a variety of teas, coffee and soft drinks for children and a selection of homemade cakes and scones from 2pm until 4pm every Sunday from the end of May to mid-September. 

The afternoon tea service is provided by our team of volunteers, and we now need some new recruits to help serve tea and bake cakes as some of our longer serving volunteers retire or move away.  Volunteers generally help on three or four Sundays over the summer season, but this can be adjusted to suit availability.

If you would like to join our Tea Team, or if you would be happy to bake cakes occasionally, please get in touch so that we can provide more information and answer any questions you may have.  We look forward to welcoming some new faces to our friendly team!

Event Stewards

Do you enjoy meeting the public?  On Sundays we need volunteers to welcome visitors, take their entrance fees, sell garden guides and generally make people feel welcome.  At other events we need volunteers to take tickets and act as stewards.  If you would like to be involved in this way on an occasional basis, we would like to hear from you.

Please contact


We welcome anyone who can join us on a Tuesday morning to keep the Garden well maintained. Skills are not essential but enthusiasm for the Garden is desirable. It is not necessary to be available every week, but it helps if you can be with us frequently in the growing season. Even in Winter there is always work to do: leaves to rake, the greenhouse to maintain and beds to improve.

Please contact

Garden Guides

Garden tours normally take place in the summer months and last for about an hour. We need more guides! If you have an interest in the history of the garden and would like to assist in taking groups on a guided tour, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact

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