All-Party Parliamentary Gardening and Horticulture Group (APPGHG)

 

 

About the APPGHG

The All-Party Parliamentary Gardening and Horticulture Group (APPGHG) was established almost two decades ago to promote and facilitate communication and understanding between representatives of the world of gardening and horticulture and Members of both Houses of Parliament. It succeeded the less formal All-Party Gardening Club.

The APPGHG regularly hosts MPs and Peers at a number of horticulture events throughout the year and conducts meetings with senior ministers on the sector’s behalf.

Report Launch 29th October 2018

Over the past year, the APPGHG has led an inquiry into the key issues facing the horticulture sector, examining what is needed from Government to secure the sector’s future post-Brexit. The Group received evidence from a number of high-level industry experts on the issues of encouraging UK production and improving biosecurity, the need to nurture innovation in the sector, and training up the future workforce and securing access to seasonal labour.

The APPGHG launched a report on the findings, titled "Securing the future of the gardening and horticulture sector", at its 2018 Annual Parliamentary Reception on the evening of Monday 29 October. Following the launch, a digital copy of the report is available below.

APPGHG Securing the future of the gardening and horticulture sector

 

Alan Titchmarsh, Baroness Fookes and George Eustice MP at the APPGHG launch

Alan Titchmarsh, Baroness Fookes and George Eustice MP at the APPGHG launch

 

Parliamentary Officers

Ian Liddell-Grainger MP (Con, Bridgwater and Somerset)

Co-chairman of the APPGHG

 

 

Baroness Fookes DBE (Con)

Co-chairman of the APPGHG

 

 

Nic Dakin MP (Lab, Scunthorpe)

Vice-Chair of the APPGHG

 

 

Rt Hon. Dame Cheryl Gillan MP DBE (Con, Chesham and Amersham)

Vice-Chair of the APPGHG

 

 

Mark Pritchard MP (Con, The Wrekin)

Vice-Chair of the APPGHG

 

 

Rt Hon. John Spellar MP (Lab, Warley)

Vice-Chair of the APPGHG

 

 

Baroness Walmsley (Lib Dem)

Vice-Chair of the APPGHG

 

 

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope (Lib Dem)

Vice-Chair of the APPGHG

 

 

Baroness Nye (Lab)

Vice-Chair of the APPGHG

 

 

Lord Palmer (Crossbench)

Vice-Chair of the APPGHG

 

 

Rt Hon. Lord Kilclooney (Crossbench)

Vice-Chair of the APPGHG

 

 

Rebecca Pow MP (Con, Taunton Deane)

Secretary of the APPGHG

 

 

Sponsors and Secretariat

The APPGHG is kindly sponsored by the Horticultural Trades Association, the Royal Horticultural Society, the British Association of Landscape Industries, the Arboricultural Association and the Landscape Show. Newington Communications acts as the All-Party Group’s Secretariat.