22 OCTOBER 1937, Page 16

A Garden Guild

An organ and an organisation of which more ought to be known is the Guild Gardener, an excellent monthly magazine, published by the Guild itself. Now this Guild, which spends its bene- ficent' energies in helping people in populous places to grow plants and flowers, asks not for money but for interest. Since it came to enjoy the support of the Pilgrim Trust (which never gives support unworthily) it has extended its scope, especially in the depressed areas, not least in Durham, and would like to open yet more branches. It cannot do this unless it receives a request from inhabitants in the new area. A great many people would serve their neighbourhood well if they communicated with this National Gardens Guild at Bank Chambers, 212 High Holborn, London, or asked for the excellent monthly organ of which that ingenious town- gardener, Lady Seton, is honorary editor. The Guild is doing in a smaller way one branch of the work being carried on with cumulative success by the Society of Friends. One difference is that flowers are given the importance of vegetables ; and flowers are very important things.