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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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Vanessa Berridge Virtual Talks Available

Vanessa Berridge

Vanessa Berridge is a former magazine editor, an internationally published gardens writer and a published garden historian. She offers illustrated talks on many different aspects of garden history.

Based in: Winchcombe
Distance willing to travel: Round trip of 100 miles
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £100 plus travelling expenses

Talks: 1. WHAT GARDENS TELL US ABOUT HISTORY 2. GREAT BRITISH GARDENERS 3. THE PRINCESS’S GARDEN: ROYAL INTRIGUE AND THE UNTOLD STORY OF KEW GARDENS 4. KIFTSGATE COURT GARDENS: THREE GENERATIONS OF WOMEN GARDENERS 5. BORDE HILL: A PLANT HUNTER’S PARADISE 6. GARDEN HEAVEN: INSPIRATION AND ESCAPISM FOR EVERY GARDENER 7. THE NATIONAL GARDEN SCHEME AND THE GARDENS OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE

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Matthew Biggs Dip Hort. (Kew) Virtual Talks Available

Matthew Biggs

Gardener, Broadcaster, Writer and panel member on BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time.

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

Fees: Variable

Talks: Lessons from Great Botanists Secrets of Great Gardeners Dig for Victory Wonders of The Botanical World Garden - Exploring the Horticultural World The Lobb Brothers – Plant Hunters extraordinaire Perfect Plants for Problem Places

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Judith Blacklock Virtual Talks Available

Judith Blacklock

Florist for 40 years, author of 17 books, magazine editor for 20 years, owner of the Judith Blacklock Flower School, lectured worldwide.

Based in: London
Distance willing to travel: On application.
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: On application.

Talks: Anything subject relating to floral design and the floristry industry.

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Bridget Blair

Bridget Blair

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

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Val Bourne

Val Bourne

Experienced speaker- subjects on my website

Based in: Cheltenham
Distance willing to travel: 200 miles
Virtual talks available: No

Fees: negotiable

Talks: on website

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Helier BOWLING KLC Dip

Helier BOWLING

I run Sows & Grows with a friend, teaching adults to grow cut flowers from seed. I sowed and grew a cutting garden at RHS Hampton Court Flower Festival 2022 for Alitex winning 5 gold stars. I have recently trained as a Garden Designer with KLC.

Based in: helierbowling@gmail.com
Distance willing to travel: 50 miles
Virtual talks available: No

Fees: £150 plus expenses

Talks: Growing a Cutting Garden

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Mandy Bradshaw Virtual Talks Available

Mandy Bradshaw

Garden writer, award-winning journalist, blogger and photographer.

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

Fees: Available on request plus travel expenses

Talks: Beyond the Garden Gate – my guide to Cotswold Gardens Finding the Angle at Chelsea – a journalist’s view of the world-famous flower show The Four Seasons – Cotswolds style Developing an Eye for Spring Gardens – simple photography tricks.

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Lee Burkhill Virtual Talks Available

Lee Burkhill

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

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Lucy Chamberlain BSc (hons) in Plant Biology Virtual Talks Available

Lucy Chamberlain

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

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Karen Chapman Certified professional horticulturist Virtual Talks Available

Karen Chapman

As a professional horticulturist, landscape designer, award-winning author, and international speaker I love to share my passion and knowledge with others. Reviews: https://greatgardenspeakers.org/user/lejardinet/?profiletab=reviews

Based in: Duvall, WA USA
Distance willing to travel: International with expenses paid
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: Varies according to program and location. Please email to discuss

Talks: Celebrating Fall Deer-resistant Drama Touchstones Foliage & Focal Points Creating Captivating Gardens Foliage First The Squish Factor Design Dilemmas & Savvy Solutions Full details: https://greatgardenspeakers.org/user/lejardinet/?profiletab=main

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