Gardening and Horticulture APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To promote and facilitate communication and understanding between representatives of the world of gardening and horticulture and Members of both Houses.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Gardening and Horticulture

1. Adam Frost and Jonathan Sheppard - written evidence
21/05/2019 - Inquiry: Garden tourism - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: Parliamentary Gardening and Horticulture Group in their “Securing the future of the gardening and horticulture

2. Royal Horticultural Society - written evidence
21/05/2019 - Inquiry: Garden tourism - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: responding to this inquiry as this country’s leading gardening charity, representing over 500,000 members and

3. Horticultural Trades Association - written evidence
13/05/2019 - Inquiry: Implications of the Waste Strategy for Local Authorities - Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
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Found: “Report into the Economic Impact of the Ornamental Horticulture Industry in the UK” found that the UK horticultural

4. Dr Ross Cameron - written evidence
21/05/2019 - Inquiry: Garden tourism - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: outlining the value and drawbacks of gardens / gardening in general first: Gardens comprise 15-25% of total

5. Dr Jan Woudstra, The University of Sheffield - written evidence
21/05/2019 - Inquiry: Garden tourism - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: needs to be vibrant, creative and robust. This gardening culture, or garden culture, as it is sometimes

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Gardening and Horticulture

1. Schools: Gardening
24/04/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: what steps they are taking to encourage school gardening, to ensure that every child understands the environment - Speech Link
2: depression and anxiety. Research proves that gardening is not only therapeutic for them but gives them - Speech Link
3: quite right about the therapeutic benefits of gardening for children. I know that the RHS—I pay tribute - Speech Link
4: educational developments that come from studying horticulture at a much greater level? There are many of these - Speech Link
5: there are many good careers in horticulture, landscape gardening, gardening et cetera. We invested heavily - Speech Link
6: Horticultural Society shows that its Campaign for School Gardening can contribute to a sustainable environment, which - Speech Link

2. Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill
05/06/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: which is still a terrific centre for organic gardening. The organisation there was called the Henry Doubleday - Speech Link
2: plant more and get them really interested in horticulture in ways such as this, we could get a great deal - Speech Link
3: being engaged in the soil and growing things. Horticulture is such an exciting area to be in, and it is - Speech Link
4: The south-west is a rural region, and gardening and horticulture are important parts of our economy. One - Speech Link
5: That is a good point. Industries such as horticulture are not quick—it takes time to grow plants and - Speech Link

3. Garden Centres
29/04/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: understand the importance of garden centres and horticulture. As I said, we are working very closely with - Speech Link
2: declare my interest as co-chairman of the gardening and horticulture group. I urge my noble friend to impress - Speech Link

4. Horticulture (Skills and Training)
14/01/2015 - Commons Chamber

1: football—around 28 million versus 14 million. Horticulture is a great British success story, but it is - Speech Link

5. Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill
10/07/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: rural region with a good climate for gardening, growing and horticulture, and it supports so many businesses - Speech Link
2: a market garden if any part of a process of horticulture is carried on there with a view to ultimate - Speech Link

6. Apprenticeships and Skills Policy
08/01/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: part of the nation, which is the ornamental horticulture and landscaping sector. In our modern workforce - Speech Link

7. Mental Health in Prisons
10/01/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: in my speech. Does my hon. Friend agree that gardening projects—for example, prisoners growing their - Speech Link
2: of purposeful intent in the prison system; if gardening can fulfil that purpose, it is a very good one - Speech Link
3: speech to the benefits of the environment and gardening in the justice system and how that can have a - Speech Link
4: Leyhill, near Bristol, which had a fantastic gardening project that gave much benefit to the prisoners - Speech Link

8. Eden Project: Morecambe and the North-West
06/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: number of television programmes. We based one gardening series in Morecambe, so I do know how much it - Speech Link

9. 70th Birthday of the Prince of Wales
14/11/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: The prince has a great interest in horticulture and gardening, and he is a great advocate worldwide - Speech Link

10. Peatlands
08/12/2014 - Grand Committee

1: close down the use of peat for horticultural and gardening purposes? That is entirely unnecessary. There - Speech Link
2: management.I will specifically mention horticulture, which was touched upon by my noble friend Lord - Speech Link
3: horticultural use, with the total volume of peat used in horticulture having decreased by almost 30% since 2011. I - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Gardening and Horticulture
1. Horticulture
asked by: Nadia Whittome
04/05/2020
... what assessment he has made of the viability of allowing shops selling domestic garden supplies that have closed due to the covid-19 outbreak to re-open.

2. Horticulture
asked by: Lord Patten
15/05/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UK horticultural industry.

3. Horticulture
asked by: John Hayes
01/12/2020
... what assessment he has made of the effect of the end of the transition period on the ornamental horticultural industry’s ability to contribute to the Government's green growth economic recovery strategy.

4. Horticulture
asked by: Neil Parish
05/02/2018
... whether the White Paper on agriculture will contain specific provisions for protecting and supporting British horitculture.

5. Horticulture
asked by: Laurence Robertson
15/12/2017
... what steps he is taking to ensure that farmers have access to a sufficient number of workers to work in the horticultural industry after the UK leaves the EU.

Latest Questions
8 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Fookes Portrait
Baroness Fookes
Co-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Taylor of Holbeach Portrait
Lord Taylor of Holbeach
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
4 APPG Memberships
Animal Welfare , Dark Skies , Mayflower 400 , Media
Lord Carrington of Fulham Portrait
Lord Carrington of Fulham
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8149.

Email: ianlg@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Laura McCarthy, The Whitehouse Consultancy

Email: laura.mccarthy@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk

Secretariat:

The Whitehouse Consultancy acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.whitehouseconsulting.co.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
5 Feb 2020
Source
The Whitehouse Consultancy
Description
The Whitehouse Consultancy is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Royal Horticultural Society, Horticultural Trades Association, Arboricultural Association, Landscape Alliance, British Association of Landscape Industries   From : 05/02/2020 To : 04/11/2021
Value
£13,501
Date
7 Mar 2019
Source
Newington Communications
Description
Secretariat   From : 07/03/2019 To : 06/03/2020
Value
£28,501
Date
7 Mar 2018
Source
Newington Communications
Description
Secretariat   From : 07/03/2018 To : 06/03/2019
Value
£24,001
Date
7 Mar 2017
Source
Newington Communications
Description
Secretariat   From : 07/03/2017 To : 06/03/2018
Value
£22,501
Date
7 Mar 2016
Source
Newington
Description
Secretariat   From : 07/03/2016 To : 06/03/2017
Value
£24,001
Date
7 Mar 2016
Source
Bellenden
Description
Secretariat   From : 07/03/2016 To : 06/03/2017
Value
£24,001
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Bellenden
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£24,001
Financial Benefits Received
Date
3 May 2016
Source
Aboricultural Association
Value
£4,500
Date
29 Apr 2016
Source
Horticultural Trades Association
Value
£4,500
Date
20 Apr 2016
Source
Royal Horticultural Society
Value
£4,500
Date
8 Apr 2016
Source
British Association of Landscape Industries
Value
£4,500
Date
31 Jul 2015
Source
Scott's Miracle-Grow Company
Value
£7,500
Date
4 Jun 2015
Source
Landscape Show
Value
£3,500
Date
9 Apr 2015
Source
Royal Horticultural Society
Value
£4,500
Date
13 Mar 2015
Source
British Association of Landscape Industries
Value
£4,500
Date
11 Mar 2015
Source
Aboricultural Association
Value
£4,500
Date
10 Mar 2015
Source
Horticultural Trades Association
Value
£4,500
Former APPG Officers
Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope Portrait
Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope
Vice-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Retired on 2 September 2020
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Vice-Chair
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Baroness Nye Portrait
Baroness Nye
Vice-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Nic Dakin Portrait
Nic Dakin
Vice-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Scunthorpe
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Walmsley Portrait
Baroness Walmsley
Vice-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 26th April 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Rebecca Pow Portrait
Rebecca Pow
Secretary
Conservative - Taunton Deane
Joined: 28th April 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Rowing
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon Portrait
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Huw Irranca-Davies Portrait
Huw Irranca-Davies
Secretary
Labour - Former Member for Ogmore
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 16th March 2016
No other APPG Memberships