Welcome to the PGCA

Garden Advisers and Consultants offer invaluable services, saving time and treasure whilst ensuring the well-being of gardens and both commercial and private estates.


There are many and varying specialist talents available from these highly skilled professionals, but until now, locating a particular solution to a problem has been time consuming and difficult. Now, and for the first time, Independent Professional Garden Consultants are available simply by deciding which type of advice you require and contacting the Professional Garden Consultants Association (


Members do not pay any referral commissions or fees over and above their annual membership subscription. The Association is formed of Independent Consultants, who offer their services at rates agreed and contracted between Client and Consultant. This is a very important part of the relationship between the Association and individual Members. The Association does not favour any one Consultant above another, nor receive any incentives, financial or otherwise from either Client or Consultant. The Register of Members is designed to enable clients to select their own chosen Specialist, each operating their own fees structure within their area of expertise and region. Every Member is completely independent. Engaging the services of any member is a matter only between the customer and the individual Member. The Association has no contract or obligation with either party, all such matters being beyond the control of the PGCA. Members are totally independent, and there is no requirement on any party to advise the Association of any contracts undertaken. The Association Register is purely there for your information and use as a general guide. As a new Association, the number of accredited Members is expected to rise during the course of the next twelve months. Please re-visit in the unlikely event that you may not immediately locate a suitable Member or one that is based within a reasonable distance, email Alan Sargent at for assistance.


Alan Sargent
Alan Sargent Consultancy Ltd (incorporating The School of Garden Management)

The Professional Garden Consultants Association -
Schedule of Services

The following schedule of works offered by Members of The Association is not exhaustive.Some Members offer more than one area of expertise, and varying levels of advice. A Consultant will establish and agree a clients’ instructions at the outset regarding the degree and depth of information required; from simple advice through to Expert Witness and Dispute Resolution at Court.

Working Practice Surveys
Site Evaluations & Valuations
Garden & Estate Advice
Senior Staff Training
Staff Interviews – Procurement & Internal Promotions
Garden Design
Kitchen Gardens, Walled Gardens & Greenhouses
Insurance Claims & Damage Reports
Ecology Studies & Reports
Expert Witness & Arbitration

Working Practice Surveys
Landscape Construction Specification
Water Gardens & Features
Paving & Walling Specification
Landscape Assessments
Feasibility Studies & Reports
Planning Matters, Advice & Reports
Research & Development of Garden Sites
Developing & Establishing Mazes, Orchards, Arboretums etc.
Historic Garden Advice, Materials & Plants

The world of Gardening is a huge subject! Members of The Professional Garden Consultants Association share information and advice, thereby massively increasing the skills and knowledge base of the Group.

Find out how you can become a full member of the PGCA