Friends of Garden Masterclass raise funds for Lemon Tree Trust

Many thanks to Annie Guilfoyle and Noel Kingsbury at Garden Masterclass who are inviting members to make a donation to Lemon Tree Trust when attending special member events.

So far member events have included a debate on ‘What makes a great garden plant’ between horticulturalists and gardeners Edward Flint, Bob Brown and Andi Strachan on 29 January, and a talk from James Hitchmough on ‘Steppe-like grasslands in the wild as primers for design’ on 8 February.

Members from the Friends of Garden Masterclass attending the events have already raised almost £2,000 to help displaced people and refugees to garden and more special events are planned throughout 2021.

Thursday Garden Chat

Back in December 2020, we were delighted to speak to Garden Masterclass about our work as part of their Thursday Garden Chat series. Watch the recording.

Become a Friend of Garden Masterclass

Garden Masterclass is offering two levels of membership, open to gardening enthusiasts worldwide, giving the chance to participate in select online events, discounts on webinars and products from selected retailers.


Ahmed Ibrahim Ismail lives in the Azar neighbourhood of Domiz 2 camp. “I have a humble garden in my house, and I started working on it with my children two years ago. We have spent many good times in it, especially during the curfew for the coronavirus.⁣  ⁣“My garden contains 20 different types of roses and … Continued

We’re thrilled to welcome Hamid Abdullah to the Lemon Tree Trust as our Horticulture & Landscape Consultant. Based in Erbil, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Hamid will support Aveen and our team with horticulture training and landscape design for existing and new projects.  We asked him a few questions to get to know him better:  Which landscape designers are you influenced by and why?  … Continued

One thing that Covid-19 has highlighted is that gardening has no borders. We are all finding solace in our personal green space, wherever we are in the world. Your support throughout 2020 and beyond – whether that’s sending seed to our emergency appeal, making a one-off or regular donation via our JustGiving page, or liking, … Continued