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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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Sophie van Gerwen N/A Virtual Talks Available

Sophie van Gerwen

Sows & Grows teach adults to grow cut flowers in online, seasonal courses. We talk about what we do, giving tips and tricks on how to create a cutting garden for home gardeners from sowing seeds to arranging the flowers. Sophie can talk about her Long Covid journey and her garden.

Based in: Bath
Distance willing to travel: Anywhere with travel expenses.
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: Negotiable.

Talks: Midhurst Buds and Blooms September 2023 Country Living Christmas Fair with Alitex November 2023


Jean Vernon BSc Botany Virtual Talks Available

Jean Vernon

I am on a mission to introduce gardeners to some of the bees and other pollinators, that live and breed in our gardens. With a little understanding of the needs of your garden pollinators you can make powerful changes to transform your plot into a true pollinator paradise.

Based in: Bristol/Cheddar
Distance willing to travel: Ideally up to 100 miles, further possible by negotiation. Somerset/Wiltshire/Dorset/Hampshire/Devon/Cornwall/Gloucestershire
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: Negotiable

Talks: The Secret Lives of Garden Bees Attracting Garden Pollinators Gardening for Pollinators


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