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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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Katharine Woods MA Virtual Talks Available

Katharine Woods

I am a gardener, garden historian and photographer offering talks on a wide range of gardening topics and garden history. I have an MA in Garden and Landscape History and am studying for a Ph.D. Talks tailored for gardening, history, U3A and business groups.

Based in: Great Missenden
Distance willing to travel: 20 mile radius of Great Missenden, further by negotiation.
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £150 but with discounts for local groups.

Talks: Talks on gardens, plants and gardening techniques: Growing alpines - includes information on alpine plants, how to build a rockery and other options for growing alpines in any garden) Gardening on the web - (a talk about how to use the internet for garden inspiration, the joys and pitfalls of garden social media, and buying plants online.) Japanese Gardens and Cherry blossom - (an overview of Japanese garden styles and photos from the Sakura season in Japan) Growing sweet peas - (tips for growing great straight-stemmed sweet peas to cut for the home, including sumptuous photos of some favourite varieties) How to make the best use of a greenhouse - (Ideas for using your greenhouse to augment your gardening and to expand your range beyond summer tomatoes!) Get the exotic look - plants for a tropical garden vibe - (Hardy and semi-hardy plant suggestions for UK gardens) Snowdrops: Winter's White Gold - (an insight into the obsession of galanthophiles and why snowdrops are more than just small white flowers) Garden History Talks: The development of an Arts and Crafts small country house and garden in Buckinghamshire - (of particular interest to those keen on the Edwardian era, the history of Buckinghamshire or the development of  'Metroland'.  This talk includes rare photographs from a by-gone era) The Blitz as a Catalyst for Greening London - (how the devastation of bombing created opportunities for new parks and gardens - including some surprising stories of what once lay beneath some of London's best-loved parks)


Liz Wright

Liz Wright

Based in:
Distance willing to travel:
Virtual talks available: No




Samantha Wright Virtual Talks Available

Samantha Wright

Offering group talks about Bardney Manor and my journey from a award winning show garden to reconstructing the historical gardens at Bardney Manor.

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




Angela Youngman BA Hons Virtual Talks Available

Angela Youngman

Journalist and author of gardening books, main interest sustainability, recycling, water efficiency

Based in: Norwich
Distance willing to travel: short distances
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £100 plus travel

Talks: sustainability, recycling, water efficiency


Liz Zorab Virtual Talks Available

Liz Zorab

Best-selling author, award-winning video creator, garden writer and presenter with a focus on beautiful and productive gardens, and working with nature.

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

Fees: From £150 + travel and accommodation at cost, if required. Negotiable for small groups. Full day from £350.

Talks: Gardening mistakes (and how to avoid them) First steps to food security (our journey to self-sufficiency) The joy of intentional observation (a celebration of nature) Creating a hidden vegetable garden (where beauty and function meet) Bespoke talks available.


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