Annual General Meeting 2014

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to view our Annual Report and Accounts for 2013, which includes details of grants given.


Our 132nd Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 7 October at The Mansion House and was well attended by MPGA members, London Mayors and representatives of many gardening organisations.

2014 AGM

The Spade Award was presented to Anne Holman, Campaign Manager for London in Bloom, by Lord Davidson.....

Spade Award

Roger Taylor, Director of Taylors Bulbs of Holbeach, who are partners in our Bulbs for London scheme, spoke about his long established family firm....

Annual General Meeting 2013

Our 131st Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 2 October at The Maughan Library in Chancery Lane.


Councillor Charles Williams, Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, with the Mayoress Mrs June Williams and Ray Brodie, Park Manager of Kensington Gardens and Brompton Cemetery.


The London Spade Award was presented to Barbara Wright, Chairman of the Rookery Centenary Committee, to celebrate the 2013 centenary and restoration of the Rookery Garden in Streatham, London Borough of Lambeth


The Old Church Memorial Garden Marylebone High Street

Following the granting of a Bench for the restoration of the Old Church Memorial Garden in Marylebone High Street, Marjorie Dowbiggin (Treasurer) and Shirley Brihi (Publicity) were invited to the official opening in November 2012. The report from the local newspaper, The Wood & Vale, is shown below:



By Timothy Brittain-Catlin

A review of the book

By Todd Longstaffe-Gowan

which appeared in the July 2012 edition of 'World of Interiors' and features London Squares with which we have been involved over the years.

We are delighted that World of Interiors has given us permission to reproduce this article.

Please click here to view the article.


Our Annual General Meeting was held on 19 September at The Garden Museum in Lambeth  

BulldogWe were extremely fortunate in that our 2012 AGM was supported by Bulldog Tools Ltd, who also donated the spade for our Spade Award. Bulldog Tools have been producing high quality hand crafted garden tools in their Wigan factory for over 200 years. They also won a Gold Medal at Chelsea in 2011 for their Forge Garden. We extend to them our very grateful thanks and hope that this will be the start of a mutually beneficial partnership.


Gaby Higgs, Chair St Marylebone Soc
The Lord Mayor of Westminster Cllr Angela Harvey
Shirley Brihi, MPGA
Steven Crisp, Head Gardener, American Ambassador's Residence
William Fraser OBE, Chairman MPGA
The Lord Mayor of Westminster Cllr Angela Harvey



 Queen's Diamond Jubilee Event - Wild London
     Queens diamond jubilee

The 'Wild London' Festival took place on Tuesday 15 May in Richmond Park to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Capital's parks, gardens and open spaces.

The MPGA was one of the organisations invited to attend this prestigious event. We were delighted when HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, who accompanied the Queen to the event, stopped to enquire about the MPGA and signed our visitors' book before leaving.

MPGA Marquee
Shirley Brihi and Helen Knight

HM the Queen is shown around the Festival

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh signed our visitors book