Tender Shoots is perfect for individuals and garden clubs to enjoy zoom talks from the comfort of your own home, and it allows clubs to work together for mutual benefit. There are two options for becoming a full member.

1) Become an Individual Member. Although our zoom talks are open to anyone to attend anytime, we simply ask people to consider making a donation only afterwards if they enjoyed it. There is no obligation and no set amount. Sometimes the talks are recorded, but recordings are restricted to only members and affiliated clubs. By making a donation you will become an individual member and receive almost all of the same benefits as the affiliated clubs. Click the button below to donate and then please also send us an email ( to let us know you’ve donated with either your name or payment trasaction code (this will show up after you’ve completed your donation and looks similar to this ‘TEVSMDKZUN‘) so we can confirm your donation. We will then add you to our members list and you will receive the members benefits and password to the members area. After you click the button, please scroll down to ‘Pay as Guest’, after completing your donation you will see a big green tick confirming your donation has gone through. Thank you



2) Your club could become Affiliated with Tender Shoots. To become affiliated there is a small membership fee and we ask you to contribute a talk towards our programme of zoom events.

The benefits are:
Access to all Tender Shoots talks from all affiliated clubs for all your members.
Access to recordings of talks via the ‘restricted private members’ area on our website.
From 2023 a free F2F talk from Indy at your local garden club venue, just cover travel expenses but cost of talk will be free for affiliated clubs from 2023 onwards.

Garden visits (usually free to us). Next visit is September 2023 to Dorothy Clive gardens is FREE. (Others TBC.)
Access to the Tender Shoots national speakers list.
Discount of 50% on seeds & 15% on everything else from Suttons seeds for all members
Monthly networking meetings with clubs from other parts of the country to share info & tips with each other.
Annual trip & tour of gardens including F2F networking meeting for club representatives.
Entry into our interclub Christmas Quiz with £500 of prizes.
Special discounts from nurseries who’ve given talks.
Each affiliated club has their own breakout room on zoom, which means you can chat amongst just your own members before and after the talks.
You can recruit more members into your club by using Tender Shoots as an add on benefit for members.
Plus other benefits.

Committee benefits:
There are addititional benefits for just the committee members of our affilated clubs, such as access to other events, free guided tours on our garden trips. The intention is for things like this to encourage people to put themselves forward to be on your own committees.

Please get in touch if you would like to consider becoming affiliated, or if you would like your club to join now, then click the button below to contribute your membership fee. Or come along to one of monthly networking zoom meetings, first Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm.