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In an interview for the Daily Telegraph on Monday 28 December 2015, Jools Holland compares the BBC to “museums, royal parks and public swimming baths.” I think that’s a compliment.

On 13 January 2020 it was announced that an apple sapling that had been grown on from a seed taken into space by astronaut Tim Peake was to be given a new home in Bushy Park. Click HERE for the story.

Our Activities

Guild members at our tour of Greenwich

From the start our members most wanted to be kept informed of news about The Royal Parks and to keep in touch with former colleagues and others associated with the parks. They all had one thing in common - a desire to keep the parks at the forefront of horticultural, landscape and cultural excellence. For some this would take the form of becoming a volunteer or assist The Royal Parks in its activities or perhaps supporting the apprenticeship scheme or maybe researching and recording the parks history and heritage or contributing to the newsletter. Others simply wanted to keep in touch through visits of interest whilst meeting members of the Guild and parks' staff.

Guild master classes run in partnership with The Royal Parks

  • Arthur Berry 1882 to 1918

    Guild volunteers have been recording family histories as part of the World War I project. In November 2019 Carol, the great grandaughter of Arthur William Berry, recalled family stories of Arthur who worked as a gardener at Hampton Court in the early part of the last century.

The Royal Parks Guild are dedicated to helping parks’ apprentice schemes and those that join them. If you would like to help us then click here to see if you could become a member of the Guild.

We value your comments and feedback. Please use the links below:

chairman@trpg.org.uk
newsletter@trpg.org.uk
webmanager@trpg.org.uk
membership@trpg.org.uk
secretary@trpg.org.uk

Postal address:
The Secretary
The Royal Parks Guild
14 Nelson Place
Ryde
Isle of Wight
PO33 2ET

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