It all STARTS with GardenComm

Join or renew your GardenComm membership today!

Photo credit: Kirk Brown, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

It's easy to join and renew your GardenComm membership. If you work in any area of horticulture and green communications industry, GardenComm membership is for you. GardenComm helps members to advance their careers, improve communication skills, market their brands, discover new plants and products, monetize their online presence, enhance photography skills, learn how to get published, sell their expert knowledge and skills, and network with other communicators locally, regionally and nationally.

For Allied members, GardenComm members at the hub of communications to the products and services they provide. With digital content being at the forefront of communications, our members help drive demand for your brand in areas like; social media, video, photography and so much more.

Benefits include:

  • Networking opportunities for communicators at conferences, trade shows and regional events
  • Recognition and press pass access to major industry shows, many at no or low cost
  • Weekly News Briefs and communications from GardenComm
  • Member pricing when entering the GardenComm Media Awards, events and webinars
  • Connect with fellow members by using our connect directory and membership directory

Hearing is Believing

Not sure how GardenComm can help you? Watch this GardenComm panel discussion hosted by member Joe Lamp'l, television host and creator of the PBS program, Growing A Greener world. Joe shares his experiences and leads a panel of members who have advanced their brands and professional skills in the green industry.

Determine Your Type of Membership

NOTE: You do not need a sponsor/referral to become a GardenCommUnity member. Membership fees are non-refundable.

Regular Member ($155)
Those actively engaged in professional horticultural communication. Horticultural communication activities include writing, editing, art, photography, public relations, radio and television broadcasting, social media content creators, and any similar activities related to the green industry.


Student Member ($25)
Those post-secondary students currently enrolled in a program leading toward a degree or certificate and who is genuinely interested in a full- or part-time career in horticultural communication. Student members must provide proof of current enrollment status to receive student members rates.


Emeritus Member ($50)
A Regular Member in good standing with at least ten (10) preceding consecutive years of membership may, upon retirement from garden communicating, become an Emeritus Member by requesting such status in writing here. Emeritus Members shall be eligible for reduced dues as determined by the Board of Directors.


Register and Checkout
  • Fill out the JOIN or RENEW form 
  • Include all the required information 
  • IMPORTANT - Give yourself 10-15 minutes to complete the form. The information helps us understand who you are, your interests, areas of expertise and ensures the information in the database is correct for the GardenComm membership directory.
  • Once you have completed the form, you can checkout and start enjoying your GardenComm membership 
  • If you experience any issues, please email:

    Please reference and read and agree to GardenComm Policies within the application.

Individual Membership Highlights

Network and Make Industry Connections at the Annual Conference 

The GardenComm Annual Conference will be held in Grand Rapids, MI, 8/26-8/30/24. It's an opportunity to develop your professional skills through seminars and workshops, tours of public and private gardens, networking, trade show, previewing and sampling new plants and products, and other special events. The best way to experience a GardenComm conference is in-person however there will be a virtual component offered in November, to those who can't travel. Registered attendees to the in-person event will have an all-access pass to the recorded sessions as part of their registration.

Get Hired - GardenComm's Hire a Professional Directory

Members can opt in to GardenComm's public  hire a professional membership directory. It provides green industry businesses with a resource to find and connect with garden communicators for all their content development and promotional needs. Members are listed by their areas of expertise, communicator type, location and more. You control what information is included and can update your profile 24/7. Members decide what contact information is included to be found by green industry professionals and be hired for project work. Businesses can also write reviews to let others know about your work.

Membership Directory

Our private directory is located in GardenCommUnity and available to members only. 

Power Up Your Skills with GardenComm Power Circles

As a GardenComm member, you are not alone. GardenComm Power Circles are special interest, small groups of 5 to 10 people that meet regularly via phone and/or webinar. Meetings take place every other month on a regular time/day to be determined by the members. These groups will provide individuals with group support and assistance as they work toward specific goals.

GardenComm eNews & Updates

Stay on top of what's happening in GardenComm with our enewsletters and in GardenCommUnity. You will learn about upcoming events, updates from the organization and opportunities to connect and network. 

Honors & Awards

The prestigious GardenComm Laurel Media Awards recognizes outstanding entries in the fields of writing, photography, radio/TV, web content, blogs, creative communications and trade communications.

Visit for the latest news, events, and announcements. Access key membership benefits 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Save on National Garden Bureau Membership

Members receive a $75 discount for the basic level and a 50% discount for each additional product above and beyond one book/podcast, etc. Visit for the details and to register.

...and much more! 

Mentoring for new members, free admission to public gardens, networking with top garden communicators, and more. See how you can maximize your GardenComm benefits to work for you.