In particular it seeks to provide clear, unbiased and evidence-based information to empower people to make better decisions about their garden management. The Forum is volunteer-run, and there is no charge for membership. The Forum holds themed conferences twice a year, and produces newsletters quarterly. Membership currently stands at over 800 individuals representing over 250 NGOs and other organisations. The Forum contributes to policy reviews in planning and conservation, helped by working groups on Research, Education and Training, Plants and Planting, Planning and Development, the Horticultural Trade, and Health and Wellbeing.