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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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Caroline Rham Virtual Talks Available

Caroline Rham

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Virtual talks available: Yes

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Advolly Richmond FLS Garden History MA

Advolly Richmond FLS

Full list of Advolly' s lectures can be found on her website www.advolly.co.uk

Based in: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Distance willing to travel: Negotiable
Virtual talks available: No

Fees: On request

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Mark Ridsdill Smith Virtual Talks Available

Mark Ridsdill Smith

An experienced speaker, I love sharing my passion and enthusiasm for growing anything edible in containers - and the wide ranging benefits of growing your own at home. Past talks include: Hampton Court Flower Show, Manchester International Festival, London Permaculture Festival, Ideal Home Exhibition, and many community gardens and gardening clubs.

Based in: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Distance willing to travel: Any
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: From £150 + travel expenses.

Talks: The Eight Steps to Successful Container Gardening. Tips and Techniques to Grow LOTS of food in a very small space. How to Set up and Run a Wormery and make top quality vermicast. The best vegetables, herbs and fruits to grow in containers. How to grow at low cost or even free. How growing in small spaces in the city can help us eat better, create beauty, connect with nature and our local community, and live with a lighter footprint.

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Katrina Roche RHS Level 2 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture September 2016

Katrina Roche

Katrina is a gardener and garden writer and gives illustrated talks about gardens and gardening.

Based in: Kew, Richmond
Distance willing to travel: Up to 40 miles
Virtual talks available: No

Fees: £120

Talks: 1. Resilient Gardening: How to adapt your garden to cope with climate change. 2. Gardening for Wildlife: Haven or Hell? Fad or the Future? Your garden doesn’t have to be a wilderness in order to be a haven for wildlife. 3.NT Osterley House and Garden. Scenes from 7 years as a garden volunteer.

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Harriet Rycroft Virtual Talks Available

Harriet Rycroft

Harriet's speciality is ornamental container gardening. Drawing on her experience at Whichford Pottery and at home, she gives talks and practical demonstrations full of planting ideas and practical tips

Based in: North Cotswolds
Distance willing to travel: Any if expenses covered
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: Please email with proposed date and postcode for a quote

Talks: 1. Pots for Hot Spots and Shady Characters – summer container planting ideas which won't fry on your patio or keel over in a corner 2. Potty Time (A Year in Pots) - a romp around the calendar, with tips and ideas for keeping your container displays looking good all year round 3. A Friendly Greeting - making doors and front gardens more welcoming with containers 4. Planting Pots for Winter Interest and Spring Joy - creating container plantings which last from September to May (using bulbs, perennials, shrubs and bedding plants) - demo can only be done Sept-Dec

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Juliet Sargeant MRCP FSGD FLI Virtual Talks Available

Juliet Sargeant

Juliet Sargeant is a multi-award winning garden designer and broadcaster. Fans of BBC Radio 4's Gardeners Question Time, will recognise her as a regular panellist. Juliet runs The Sussex Garden School for creative design, gardening & craft workshops. She is known for her approachable teaching style and inspirational lectures.

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

Fees: To be arranged

Talks: From Small Acorns : The Making of a Chelsea Garden The Making of The New Blue Peter Garden: Discover Soil How to Share your Garden with Wildlife Garden Stories and Design Inspiration Why Gardens Matter

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Alan Sargent

Alan Sargent

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Virtual talks available: No

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Becky Searle BSc Ecology Virtual Talks Available

Becky Searle

Becky Searle is an ecologist turned garden writer and speaker. She combines her knowledge of ecology with a simple and approachable presentation to explain natural and sustainable gardening techniques and processes. Becky is is particularly passionate about soil and encouraging wildlife into our gardens.

Based in: Exeter
Distance willing to travel: 100 miles
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £150 plus travel @ 45ppm

Talks: No Dig Gardening and How it Works - a deep dive into how the soil works as an ecosystem, and how we can get the soil to work for us. Creating Wildlife Gardens - How to create a garden that is great for you and great for wildlife. Sustainable Gardening - a look at how we can use our gardens as a force for good to bolster local biodiversity and reduce our impact on the planet. Regenerative Gardening - an introduction to regenerative gardening, what it is, how it works and how we can become regenerative gardeners. Resilient Gardening - How we can future proof our gardens in a changing climate.

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Barbara Segall CIHort FCIHort, FLS Virtual Talks Available

Barbara Segall

Garden writer, editor, author, lecturer

Based in: Sudbury, Suffolk
Distance willing to travel: Negotiable but mainly in East Anglia and Home Counties
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £150 - £190 plus 45p per mile (depending on current fuel prices) PLUS accommodation if necessary. Zoom talks from £100

Talks: My Top Ten (or more) Herbs Secret Gardens of the South East Secret Gardens of East Anglia Desert Island Gardens Garden Chasing in Japan Garden Visiting: why do we do it? Writing a Garden Book

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Ade Sellars RHS Level 1 & 2

Ade Sellars

Ade is available for garden talks, clubs and society meetings. He regularly gives talks around the country. Appearances include: BBC Gardeners’ World Live, RHS Wisley Flower Show, RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival, Toby Buckland Garden Festival, Woburn Abbey Flower Show and RHS Cardiff Flower Show.

Based in: Suffolk
Distance willing to travel: Providing travel costs, and if necessary, overnight accommodation costs.
Virtual talks available: No

Fees: Given on enquiry.

Talks: - Leading the Good Life - Building a Kitchen Garden - It's Never Too Late to Change Paths

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