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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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Simon Akeroyd Virtual Talks Available

Simon Akeroyd

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Souren Ala MSc

Souren Ala

For the last 23 years Souren has been engaged garden design, creation and planting. He began writing for The Hardy Plant (the journal of the Hardy Plant Society) in 2014 and became its editor in 2019. He has a particular interest in bulbs and wildflower meadows.

Based in: Hannington, Hants
Distance willing to travel: Any
Virtual talks available: No

Fees: Negotiable

Talks: Wildflower meadows Good garden plants Persian gardens

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adam alexander Virtual Talks Available

adam alexander

Lecturer, Writer: Trade & Professional, Website

Based in: Chepstow, Monmouthshire
Distance willing to travel: Any distance
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £150 plus 50p/mile distances up to 75 miles. £250 plus travelling expenses over 75 miles

Talks: THE GARDENS OF THE MEKONG – A journey of horticultural discovery THE ADVENTURES OF A SEED DETECTIVE – Meetings with remarkable vegetables SEED SAVING MADE SIMPLE – Its easy, its rewarding and anyone can do it A GARDEN ABOVE THE ESTUARY – Creating an organic veg-plot from scratch THE CULTURE OF SEED SAVING – Meetings with remarkable growers

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Rosemary Alexander

Rosemary Alexander

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James Alexander-Sinclair

James Alexander-Sinclair

James talks regularly to garden groups across the country. He has also spoken in the USA, China, Europe and Russia.

Based in: Chipping Norton
Distance willing to travel: Wherever
Virtual talks available: No

Fees: Negotiable

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Camilla Anderson

Camilla Anderson

With an MA in Garden History, Camilla gives illustrated lectures on Garden History. She is also the editor of Visit Gardens, a website for garden visitors.

Based in: Derbyshire
Distance willing to travel: Any distance
Virtual talks available: No

Fees: From £125.00 plus travelling expenses of .45p/mile

Talks: ARTS AND CRAFTS & EDWARDIAN GARDENS and the gardens of Harold Peto A SHORT ACCOUNT of Garden History BEYOND THE GARDEN GATE: The gardens of Somerset and Dorset STATELY GARDENS of England: Chatsworth, Chiswick House, Syon and Alnwick THE ROTHSCHILDS and Their Gardens

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Stephen Anderton Virtual Talks Available

Stephen Anderton

Author, lecturer, broadcaster, garden writer for the Times, formerly professional gardener and National Gardens Manager for English Heritage

Based in: Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
Distance willing to travel: Any distance
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £300 + expenses

Talks: Lives of the Great Gardeners Christopher Lloyd: His Life at Great Dixter Discovering Welsh Gardens Gardening in the Teeth of the Wind My Favourite Gardens

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Richard Barnes BA, DipLA Virtual Talks Available

Richard Barnes

Writer, photographer, lecturer

Based in: Morpeth
Distance willing to travel: Within 100 miles of home, but greater distances by negotiation
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: From £90

Talks: The Winter Garden Plants From the Ends of the Earth Unnatural Landscapes Inspiration It’s Not All About Plants Plant and Garden Photography

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Camilla Bassett-Smith Virtual Talks Available

Camilla Bassett-Smith

Writer, Radio broadcaster, TV broadcaster.

Based in: Gloucestershire
Distance willing to travel: Up to 30 miles
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: Negotiable

Talks: Working in Gardening TV: behind the scenes of the BBC RHS Chelsea coverage & other programmes

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Pip Bensley Virtual Talks Available

Pip Bensley

Pip's experience in the horticultural world and the flower world give her excellent experience in which to base her talks.

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

Fees: £130 plus 50p per mile for travel

Talks: Chelsea Secrets - Behind the scenes at the Chelsea Flower Show China - Judging an International Flower Arranging Show in Beijing The Road to Winchester - Creating a flower festival at the Cathedral during Covid Climbers - What you need to know when choosing climbers Garden Snippets - Plants for flower arranging

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