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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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Kim O’Brien M.Phil Biological Sciences, BSC (Hons) Biomedical Science, Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Kim O’Brien

Kim O’Brien is a flower grower and floral designer at a top Cambridge studio. She was commissioned by BBC Gardeners world as an on-stage speaker and won gold for her debut show garden design. She is a resident garden expert for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Based in: Huntingdon
Distance willing to travel: 100 miles
Virtual talks available: No

Fees: £100 per hour plus travel expenses.

Talks: Dahlia 101 from tuber to vase. Growing dahlias as cut flowers.


Andrew Oldham Virtual Talks Available

Andrew Oldham

Andrew is the Garden Media Guild Dr David Hessayon Garden Columnist of the Year 2022. Andrew writes for Amateur Gardening and Country Smallholder, and has written for Sainsbury’s Magazine and Kitchen Garden. He talks about practical gardening and gardening for those of us getting older.

Based in: Saddleworth
Distance willing to travel: On request and dependent on availability.
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: On request.

Talks: Practical Gardening For Those of Us Slowing Down Dig for Victory: The History and Application of The Greatest Growing Revolution of the Twentieth Century The Times and Life of Pig Row The History and Modern Life of the Cottage Garden Coming to Terms With What You Can Do in the Garden: Being A Disabled Gardener


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