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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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Annabelle Padwick Virtual Talks Available

Annabelle Padwick

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

Fees: Fees vary, including mileage and expenses.



Adam Pasco BSc Horticulture, HND in Applied Biology Virtual Talks Available

Adam Pasco

I’m an experienced lecturer, qualified horticulturist and have been a leading gardening journalist for over 40 years, launching BBC Gardeners' World Magazine in 1991, and have appeared on numerous TV and radio shows. Check my gardening videos at

Based in: Peterborough
Distance willing to travel: Not travelling at present but have some beautifully illustrated presentations to give via Zoom.
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: Zoom talks £150

Talks: 1. Create A Garden For All Seasons 2. The Flower Bulb Calendar – Colour through the year 3. Grow The Best Glorious Plants 4. The Golden Rules Of Gardening 5. Gardening The Natural Way 6. Easy Ways To Better Gardening 7. Spring Into Action & Get Set For Summer 8. The Great Gardening Quiz


Amanda Patton Virtual Talks Available

Amanda Patton

Multi award winning garden designer including RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court silver-gilt medal winner and Society of Garden Designers' Judges Award 2014 and Planting Design award 2012. All talks are highly illustrated and are from a design perspective

Based in: Pulborough
Distance willing to travel: One hour or less from RH20 4RP
Virtual talks available: Yes


Talks: Planting Partners - a designer's guide to creating beautifully planted gardens Ways with Water - a designer's guide to all things water from tiny features to creating lakes and waterfalls My Favourite Gardens - a light-hearted journey full of beautiful images and anecdotes through some of my favourite public and private gardens visited while tour guiding


Debbie Porter Virtual Talks Available

Debbie Porter

Having led social media workshops and talks for a wide range of groups from artist collectives to market town traders, I can bring an easy-to-understand and jargon-free perspective to learning more about digital marketing.

Based in: Bakewell
Distance willing to travel: 3 hours by car from the Peak District
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £75 per hour +VAT + expenses (eg: travel, sustenance)

Talks: • Social media for horticultural businesses • SEO for websites • Content marketing for digital channels


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