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If you're a member of a garden club, horticultural society or similar organisation looking for a speaker to give a talk to your members, staff and others, then look no further than the Garden Media Guild members who are speakers and lecturers.

Members of the Garden Media Guild are either well-known writers, authors, photographers, bloggers, social media influencers, or radio or TV presenters. Our directory provides a list of the most popular talks they give – although they may have more – their contact details and fees.

Please note

This is a service for clubs and societies, provided by the Guild. The Garden Media Guild is not responsible for the speakers in any way and we cannot enter into any conversations with the clubs, societies and speakers concerning bookings, or any other matter, or any dispute that may arise from any subsequent bookings.

How to use

You can either see the full list of our members who give talks – simply scroll down the page – or you can search for a speaker.

If you know the name of the speaker you are interested in, type their name in the search box below.

If you're looking for a speaker within a certain distance of your club or society, type your postcode in the box plus the maximum number of miles you're willing for them to travel to you. You can also use the Speaker’s Home Town/City search box.

If you're looking for a specific topic, type this in the Talk Topic box. A list of all the speakers who talk on this subject will be returned.


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Mark Lane Hon Doc (Arts), B.A. Hons, Dip Garden Design Virtual Talks Available

Mark Lane

Based in:
Distance willing to travel: 150 miles
Virtual talks available: Yes




Sandra Lawrence Virtual Talks Available

Sandra Lawrence

Based in:
Distance willing to travel:
Virtual talks available: Yes




Alison Levey BA (Hons), MA, MBA

Alison Levey

I have been writing ‘The BlackberryGarden’ blog since 2011. I am an amateur and obsessed gardener; based in Leicester. The Blackberry Garden is not a ‘how to’ blog, the aim is to talk about the enjoyment of gardening. It is read by people who garden and people who do not.

Based in: Leicester
Distance willing to travel: no more than an hour's drive - so approx 50 miles
Virtual talks available: No

Fees: 2023 - The creation of Blackberry Garden talk £90 travel 45p per mile 2023 - For the love of Roses £100 travel 45p per mile 2024 - The creation of Blackberry Garden talk £100 travel 45p per mile 2024 - For the love of Roses £110 travel 45p per mile

Talks: The creation of Blackberry Garden talk - about the creation of my garden from blank canvas in 2007 and how it looks now - what has gone well and what has not. For the love of Roses talk - how I look after/prune the roses I grow and some of my favourite varieties.


Maureen Little HND, BA(Hons), MA

Maureen Little

Maureen is an experienced speaker and the author of six books on gardening and garden design. Maureen’s focus is on pollinator-friendly plants and culinary herbs. A sought-after authority in these areas, Maureen has spoken at, among others, RHS Wisley, The Garden Museum and Climate Change conferences.

Based in: Longridge
Distance willing to travel: Any, but mainly North and North West of England
Virtual talks available: No

Fees: Please refer to my website:

Talks: Keep Your Garden Buzzing - what plants to grow in your garden to attract and benefit insect pollinators. The Buzz about Honey Bees - find out all about these fascinating insects in Maureen's illustrated talk. (And taste different honeys, too!) Paper, Pen and Pollinators - how to design a pollinator-friendly border. To Scarborough Fair and Beyond - culinary herbs. Coming Soon: Gardens in Art - the depiction of gardens in works of art over the centuries. More talks are in the pipeline - please check my website for updates:


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