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Michael Holland
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Michael Holland BSc Ecology

Full Member


Former Head of Education at Chelsea Physic Garden and expert educator and author, Michael Holland, FLS is on a mission to educate and inspire people from all walks of life about the vital and numerous roles plants play in our daily lives - via talks, walks, workshops, podcasts and articles. His books 'I Ate Sunshine For Breakfast', 'The Little Gardener's Handbook' and 'A Jungle In Your Livingroom' aim to inspire a new generation of plant lovers and horticulturists via amazing facts, beautiful illustrations and practical activities. He has written articles for 'Simply Beautiful Gardens Magazine' on wellbeing, Oriental gardens, Urban Gardening and engaging young people with nature and has written for BBC Gardener's World online Magazine and is on the RHS Education Committee. He has a substantial and engaging repertoire of illustrated talks which can be given remotely or in person.

Additional Interests

Macro photography, wildlife gardening, local community radio


Based in: London
Distance willing to travel: 100 MILES
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £150 including reasonable travel from London

Talks: • Five Plants That Changed the World • There’s No Such Thing as a Houseplant •State of the Art Healing Plants • Tales from the Fruit Bowl - A series of 4 talks on beloved fruits' stories, history, geography, folklore, symbolism, botany, nutrition, chemistry & more. Each talk highlights a plant family with notable members: ○ Zest & the Rest - the Citrus family ○ Gourd Almighty - the Cucurbitaceae family ○ Saucy & Spicy - the Solanaceae family ○ Core & More - the Rosaceae family • The 12 Plants of Christmas - Wreaths, Raisins & Roasties - a delve into the backstories and folklore of some common festive favourites • London's Parks and Gardens • Food is Medicine • Container Gardening for Food and Medicines.


23 Beech Hall Crescent
Highams Park
E4 9NW
United Kingdom

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