SGA’s Green Gardening Professionals (GGPs) program is a membership group for those working in the horticultural industry.

GGP members are professional gardeners, horticulturists, landscapers, food gardeners, educators, trainers and nursery people who are interested in:

  • Learning more about sustainable gardening from a design and practice perspective.
  • Keeping up to date with the latest sustainable industry developments.
  • Building their general garden design and implementation skills.
  • Catching up with people working in the same industry and with similar values.
  • Sharing information and experiences regarding sustainable gardening practices.

Our members are committed to contributing to a sustainable future through the world of gardening. They seek to understand the geology, climate, soils, plants and ecology. They combine this knowledge when designing, constructing and maintaining landscapes.


Green Gardening Professionals differentiate themselves from conventional landscapers through the techniques and products used, striving to create and maintain gardens in an environmentally responsible way.


Our GGP program began in 2014 with a small group of like minded people. Since then our growing membership have been meeting at our regular Peer Evening presentations and sharing their sustainable gardening knowledge and discoveries with each other. The program has now expanded to include live streaming, our Industry Library and a membership logo.


To read about these, and more benefits of being a GGP member, see our GGP member benefits page.



Our GGP writer Megan Hallowes has also compiled a number of GGP Member Reviews, originally published in our Monthly Update emails.

Mac McVeigh

Ally Styger

Deb Nette

Kate Ashton


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