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 industry.

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)


View a printable web-page version

Current UK membership fees per year

Membership runs from January 1st to December 31st.

Single member £12-00 £14.50 Non UK residents
Family 2 members £16-00 Spouse/partner
Family 3 members £20-00 Age limit for juniors is upto 18 years of age on the 1st January
Family 4 members £22-00
Family 5 members £24-00

All family members must reside at the same address and will receive five newsletters each year (maybe less if joining part way through year). For details of international membership please contact the membership secretary as detailed on the above application forms.

VHGMC - Club Stand

Above: VHGMC club stand at the National Tractor Show, Peterborough.