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Nic Wilson
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Nic Wilson MA PGCE

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Garden and nature writer. Guardian Country Diarist. Writer and editor for BBC Gardeners' World Magazine. Contributor to Moving Mountains, edited by Louise Kenward (2023) and Women on Nature, edited by Katharine Norbury (2021). Features in Gardeners' World Magazine, RHS The Garden, The English Garden, Small Woods Magazine and RSPB website. Longlist for 2023 Nan Shepherd Prize for underrepresented nature writers. Curator of UK Peat Free Nurseries List. Spread the Word Life Writing Prize longlist 2021. Finalist in 2021 GMG Social Media Influencer of the Year (as part of Peat Free April team), 2019 GMG Environmental Award and 2018/2017 GMG Blog of the Year Award. Background includes Advanced Diploma in Garden Design and RHS level 2 qualifications with commendation, MA in English with distinction (focusing on links between literature and science), Diploma in Creative Non-Fiction. Academic writing: papers for John Clare Society Journal.

Additional Interests

Birdwatching, Wildlife Trust volunteer, wildlife gardening, growing unusual fruit, herbs and vegetables.


Based in: Hitchin
Distance willing to travel: 30 miles Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, possibly further on arrangement.
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: Fees from £100 for 1 hour talk, plus mileage and expenses.

Talks: Nic gives talks on a range of gardening and wildlife topics (and is willing to consider suggestions). She also runs writing workshops with organisations such as the Wildlife Trusts. A Talk on the Wild Side: Gardens in the Wider Landscape (1 hour talk incl. Q&A) Four and Twenty Blackbirds: How to Create a Bird-Friendly Garden that Sings in Every Season (1 hour talk incl. Q&A) Climate Change Gardening: Minimising Our Carbon Footprint and Planting for a Challenging Future (1 hour talk incl. Q&A) Unusual Crops: The Good, The Bad and Achocha (1 hour talk incl. Q&A) Nature in Your Local Patch (1 hour talk based on Nic's Guardian Country Diaries incl. Q&A) Wild Writing Workshop (3 hour Introduction to Nature Writing, but can be extended to a series of sessions as a short course) Garden Writing Workshop (3 hour Introduction to Garden Writing, but can be extended to a series of sessions as a short course)


United Kingdom

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