Perennial 2023 Grubby Gardeners Calendar, Proposal, Training and Charity Support.

I have been asked to help promote the 2023 Perennial Charity Grubby Gardeners Calendar and where possible help raise awareness to the wider community of the charity Perennial and the valuable work they do for all those who work in Horticulture.

As an active fundraiser and supporter of the Horticultural charity, Perennial, I along with others, decided insanely last year to assist them by taking my kit off for their latest “Grubby Gardeners” charity calendar 2022.

Embarrassing is an understatement but every little counts!!

The calendar is for 2023 and could be a perfect gift for all the “ladies” or Men! (Mums, Nanna’s, Grans, Friends etc) All monies raised go towards valuable funds which are used to help those working in Horticulture and who are struggling financially and included gardeners, landscapers, garden designers, nursery men amongst others.

After several challenging years for the industry with Covid and with the onset of a world-wide recession it’s become very apparent there are plenty that unfortunately need the charities help.

Sadly the Charity and its valuable work is unknow by the majority of people who need it most! Our aim is to help spread the word in a cheeky way!!

Few things about me and what I’ve been doing which might be of interest.

Sadly the Landscaping industry has and is changing significantly. With all the low quality gardening programmes suggesting you can build a £25-£100K garden for £500 and the increase in what are fondly know as lock down landscapers the number of disputes within the industry have increased dramatically. Especially as expectations can unrealistic when budgets are considered.

Combined with poor training and industry knowledge, poor quality of workmanship, extreme weather conditions and unrealistic expectations and budgets from clients its meant a raft of issues which then lead to costly disputes right across the country.

I am still landscaping locally but with a severe shortage of labour available, I’ve decided to side step a little and have set up a new Consultancy Business offering Garden reports to potential new buyers, advise to landscapers and designers etc.

Last Winter I started my training to be a RICS mediator specialising in Landscaping disputes. Thankfully I’m proud to say I was 1 of 4 who passed successfully out of a co-Hort of 16.

Alongside this I’ve been training as an Expert Witness with a mentor and have now started taking on my own disputes.

I proposed to my girlfriend Laura at this year Chelsea Flower Show on Perennials first Main Avenue Show Garden which was breath taking. I was working on the garden and throughout the show which was fantastic.

Thankfully Laura said yes and the Garden won the “People’s Choice Award”.


I represented the Association of Professional Landscapers at RHS Hampton Court on the Expert Panel specialising in Hard Landscaping.

Oh and I’m assisting St Peter & St James in January collecting old Christmas Trees to help raise funds for the Charity.


Anyhow, I hope to make the evening drinks on the 8th and catch up with you all then.

Kind regards

Paul Greenyer