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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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Manoj Maldé Garden Designer Virtual Talks Available

Manoj Maldé

Based in: Brookmans Park, Hatfield
Distance willing to travel:
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: To be discussed with my agent

Talks: A Garden Designer's Journey to Chelsea Paradise Gardens Colour My World


Michael Marriott BSc Agricultural Botany Virtual Talks Available

Michael Marriott

Based in: Ludlow
Distance willing to travel: Subject to discussion
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: Subject to discussion

Talks: All matters relating to roses


Alison Marsden Virtual Talks Available

Alison Marsden

I love talking about gardening to gardeners because understanding is the crucial element of the learning and that turns frustration into success. I have given more than 200 talks since 2014 to horticultural societies, social clubs, U3A and WI. All talks include plenty of photographs, examples, summaries and discussion.

Based in: Tonbridge
Distance willing to travel: Generally up to 70 miles but willing to discuss.
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £80 plus a mileage charge

Talks: See my website for more suggestions or contact me to discuss a new topic. Gardening and Wellbeing, how gardens and gardening are good for us all Nature friendly gardening – great for us all Planting for drier summers (but not necessarily drier winters!) The how & why of pruning Right plant, right place How not to kill your houseplants More garden impact for less effort How to have a great front garden Creating garden style and impact


Daniel Masoliver

Daniel Masoliver

Dan is available for live in-person events, with particular expertise in conducting one-to-one interviews as well as hosting/chairing panel discussions.

Based in: London
Distance willing to travel:
Virtual talks available: No




David Maxwell Virtual Talks Available

David Maxwell

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




Valerie McBride-Munro C Hort, BSc (Hons) Hort Virtual Talks Available

Valerie McBride-Munro

Based in: Twickenham
Distance willing to travel: 10 miles
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: negotiate

Talks: Kew Gardens - Then and Now History of Roses Chelsea Flower Show - the changing times Marianne North - Victorian plant artist extraordinaire Planting in pots Garden Bad Boys


Andrew McIndoe Virtual Talks Available

Andrew McIndoe

Based in: Romsey
Distance willing to travel: 50 miles for evening talk - further with overnight stay
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: Subject to location

Talks: See website for info


Darryl Moore FRSA Virtual Talks Available

Darryl Moore

Darryl Moore is an award winning landscape designer, writer and educator. Author of Gardening in a Changing World: Plants, People and the Planet (Pimpernel Press), feature writer for Garden Design Journal and contributor to national media.  He is Director of Cityscapes, bringing sustainable and ecological approaches to the public realm

Based in: London
Distance willing to travel: Nationally & Internationally
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: T.B.C.

Talks: Ecological Planting Urban Landscape Design


Jane Moore Virtual Talks Available

Jane Moore

I’m a lively and engaging speaker with over 20 years experience in professional gardening to draw upon. If you would like a talk that is not on my suggested list please give me a ring to discuss your requirements.

Based in: BATH
Distance willing to travel: Distance up to 70 miles.
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £250 - £395 depending on group size and distance. 45p per mile.

Talks: 1. Planting for Butterflies 2. Painting with Plants 3. Structure & Sparkle in the Garden 4. The Winter Garden 5. Late Summer Colour 6. Crops for small spaces


Sally Morgan MA,.MSc (restoration ecology) Virtual Talks Available

Sally Morgan

Sally is a botanist, garden writer, and an experienced speaker. She gives talks to garden clubs around the country and further afield. She has appeared at numerous festivals including Toby Buckland's Flower Festival, RHS Hampton Court and NW Pacific Garden and Flower Festival in Seattle.

Based in: Wincanton, Somerset
Distance willing to travel: up to 100 miles, but further depending on fee
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: from £100 plus expenses

Talks: The Climate Change Garden The Resilient Garden Climate-friendly gardening Coping with too much and too little water Organic gardening Gardening for biodiversity Creating a kitchen garden Creating a sustainable garden


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