The Worshipful Company of Gardeners is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. An organisation of Gardeners existed in the middle of the fourteenth century; it received a Royal Charter in 1605. The Company no longer exists as a regulatory authority for the sale of produce in London; instead serving as a charitable institution. The Company also performs a ceremonial role; it formally presents bouquets to the Queen and to Princesses upon their wedding, anniversary, or other similar occasion.
The Gardeners' Company ranks sixty-sixth in the order of precedence for Livery Companies. Its motto is In The Sweat Of Thy Brows Shalt Thow Eate Thy Bread.
The current master is Rex Thornborough Esq. RD*, the Upper Warden is HRH the Earl of Wessex KG, GCVO, the Deputy Upper Warden is Nicholas Evans Esq. and the Renter Warden is Stephen Bernhard Esq. the Immediate Past Master is Daniel Caspi Esq. and the Spadebearer is Bernard Williams Esq.
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