RHS Award of Garden Merit

The RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM) was introduced in the 1920’s by the Royal Horticultural Society and represents the mark of excellence for plants. This exists to help gardeners choose the best all round garden value varieties. The RHS run professional and well executed AGM trials which are a helpful guide for the gardening public.

These trials are undertaken with a limited range of plants, chosen for comparative purposes, and not necessarily conducted on a wide range of site and soil situations. It is a useful guide but far from exhaustive. Trials can take years to find a suitable variety. These plants are mostly selected for their availability from specialist growers. This does not mean that trees that do not have this recognition are less desirable or do not perform as well. 

See RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM) plant, fruit & veg award winners / RHS  Gardening

We offer a wide range of AGM fruit and ornamental tree varieties in our selection of trees. You will see the use of this symbol on our tree labels, catalogues and on our product pages of the website. For the full listing of RHS AGM varieties, click the link below.

Another award to look out for, but not be confused by is the Royal Horticulture Society’s Award of Merit (AM) which is given to plants selected recognised for their great merit of exhibition for shows.

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