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Barbara Segall
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Barbara Segall CIHort FCIHort, FLS

Honorary Member


Winner of the GMG Outstanding Contribution Award 2023. Finalist in the GMG Digital Gardening Writer Award 2023. Named in Horticulture Week's 100 leading women in UK horticulture 2021. Writer: consumer magazines, national newspapers, trade & professional; author; lecturer; editor: magazines; photo collection; website contributor Substack newsletter: Editor of 'The Horticulturist' (Chartered Institute of Horticulture) and former Editor of 'Herbs' (2008-18). Specialities: professional horticulture; herbs, vegetables, kitchen gardens, gardeners, gardens, plants, gardens in Spain and Portugal, coastal and container gardens, sustainable and wildlife gardening. Member of RHS Fruit, Vegetable and Herb Committee. Member of Suffolk NGS County Team. Worshipful Company of Gardeners. Trustee of Perennial; Ambassador for Silent Space. Contributor to several publications and author of several books, including Secret Gardens of the South East (2022) and Secret Gardens of East Anglia (2017). GWG Chairman 1997-2000. Past Editor of GMG News.

Additional Interests

Garden books, garden tourism, walking.


Based in: Sudbury, Suffolk, UK
Distance willing to travel: Negotiable but mainly in East Anglia and Home Counties
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £150 - £190 plus 45p per mile (depending on current fuel prices) PLUS accommodation if necessary. Zoom talks from £100

Talks: My Top Ten (or more) Herbs Secret Gardens of the South East Secret Gardens of East Anglia Desert Island Gardens Garden Chasing in Japan Garden Visiting: why do we do it? Writing a Garden Book


United Kingdom

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