About the VHGMC
The Vintage Horticultural Garden Machinery Club is a national organisation
formed in January 1993 to promote an active interest in the preservation,
exhibiting and operation of vintage equipment used in horticulture,
allotment keeping and home gardening.
There is something which will appeal to every collector including
garden hand tools, sprayers, wheeled hoes and drills, grass keeeping
equipment including vintage lawnmowers, also hedgecutters, garden
rotovators to the larger pedestrian operated or ride on tractors
and crawlers used for ploughing and cultivating within the horticultural
There is a small membership fee which offers great value and you
will benefit from the club magazine "The Cultivator"
which is distributed free to members five times a year by
post. As well as reporting on various events and shows, the magazine
includes an invaluable For sale/wanted section (free to members)
which enables members to source that sought after component necessary
to complete the restoration of a prized machine. There are also
articles on machines, tools and restoration projects, as well as
readers letters and club news.
Membership also includes insurance cover (£5,000,000)
including juniors 14 years and over. Note this does not cover ride
on machines. Insurance only applies to UK members
Members attend steam rallies, vintage events, garden shows and
ploughing matches where horticultural machines have their own class.
Details of such events are published in the club magazine "The
Cultivator" which is a valuable source of information and contacts
for the vintage collector!
View and print an easy application form (PDF file format)
a printable web-page version