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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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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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Ruth Chivers

Ruth Chivers

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

Fees:

Talks: A Garden A Day

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Nigel Colborn

Nigel Colborn

Writer, author, photographer, broadcaster, flower show judge, raconteur, RHS Vice Chairman

Based in: Haconby, Lincolnshire
Distance willing to travel: Any distance
Virtual talks available: No

Fees: Consult agents: Limelight Management, 33 Newman Street, London W13 3PD; 020 7637 2529

Talks: Each event is tailored specifically for the client/society/club. Topics of speciality include: sustainable gardening, creative planting, the world's flora in British gardens and elsewhere, humour in the garden, biodiversity and good gardening, gardening in public places.

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Tom Coleman Virtual Talks Available

Tom Coleman

As a social media expert working with a plethora of brands across the horticulture industry, I hold talks, workshops & masterclasses across the spectrum of social media, instagram, reels, and specifically for the gardening industry.

Based in: Leicester
Distance willing to travel: unlimited as long as travel costs covered.
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £200 for an hour session + any travel expenses incurred

Talks: An introduction to social media - Why social media is important to grow your business, an overview of all social media channels and their audiences and an introduction and tour of Instagram. Boosting your confidence on social media - the importance of showing up and showing your face and how to do it with my step by step plan. A deep dive into Instagram Reels - A focussed session on what makes a great reel, the different types of reel, the 'success factors' to making them fly, like trending audio and great hooks, and a demo of basic editing & posting. Reels 'Expert Level' - A deeper insight into reels and what makes them tick. All of the things to think about to make a great reel, drive engagement, growth and sales. Includes transitions, collaborations, automations and more. Marketing your business through social media - It's rare that you'll sell anything by directly posting on social media, even by sharing a link. You need to create a 'marketing funnel' via your website and emails and automation, make it as easy as possible for people, fewer clicks, lead pages, and lead magnets. Sounds scary, but I'll show you how in this interactive talk.

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Christopher Collins

Christopher Collins

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Virtual talks available: No

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Matthew Collins Virtual Talks Available

Matthew Collins

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Ray Cox Virtual Talks Available

Ray Cox

With over 20 years' experience as a professional garden photographer I can give lectures to gardening clubs, photography clubs or anyone who is interested in the topic.

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

Fees: Inquire to discuss details.

Talks: Garden Photography Garden and Outdoor Photography

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Roger Crookes OND Horticulture Virtual Talks Available

Roger Crookes

Roger has a growing repertoire of inspirational and entertaining talk - to share his passion for plants, gardening and travel. He has been professionally involved in the gardening industry since 1977, and so has as few stories to share!

Based in: Caerphilly
Distance willing to travel: Anywhere
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £120 minimum for an existing talk lasting no more than 1 hour, plus travel costs. Bespoke subjects and talks can be developed for an additional fee.

Talks: Enjoying the Power of plants! 6 months of colour from winter / spring flowering bulbs A hint of something exotic in your garden All year round colour and interest Gorgeous gardens around the UK Autumn in your garden

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Sally Cunningham Virtual Talks Available

Sally Cunningham

Lifelong professional gardener with interest in unusual edibles, wildlife and organic growing

Based in: Leicester
Distance willing to travel: Within local area, 20 miles on motorbike - preferably in warmer seasons! -but will be happy to consider further if accessible by train
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: Variable, starting at £65 plus contribution towards petrol or full train fare (have railcard so usually reasonable)

Talks: Love Your Bugs: Please, Please, Do eat the Daisies: Know and Grow Unusual Vegetables (hardy or tender/requiring protection versions, or a blend as desired): Know and Grow Asian Vegetables: Plants from the Past: Gardening whatever the Weather: Not Just Tomatoes in the Tunnel: Bulbs (for spring or autumn planting as desired or a mixture): Wildflowers of the Midlands: Gardening for Wildlife: Organic Growing : A Potted History of British Fruit:

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Chris Day

Chris Day

Chris Day is a professional horticulturalist who is keen to share his passion for gardening. He has worked in commercial horticulture, garden centre retailing and worked on, written for and edited consumer gardening magazines, including Amateur Gardening, Water Gardener, and Garden Ideas.

Based in: Buckingham
Distance willing to travel: 75 miles
Virtual talks available: No

Fees: Please contact

Talks: A wide range and varied collection of talks curated over time Plant For Pollinators (year-round) Gardening In A Changing Climate (year-round) Gardening with sustainability in mind (year-round) Taming The Indoor Jungle (‘Houseplants Made Easy’) (year-round). The Evolution of the Independent Garden Centre (year-round) The Gardening Influences of Beatrix Potter (year-round) Re-Inventing The Garden Border (year-round) Successional Planting (year-round) How To Create A Wildlife Friendly Garden (year-round) The Productive Cut Your Own Garden (year-round) ‘Trees, Shrubs and Hedges for Small Gardens’ (year-round) ‘The Good, Bad & Bugly’ (January-October) Twelve Months of Colour (Year-Round) This Gardening Business (year-round) ‘The all-new A-Z Of Fool-Proof Gardening’ (year-round) ‘The Year-Round Container Gardener’ (year-round) My Life as a Gardening Magazine Editor (year-round) A Bulb For All Seasons (January-March, September-November) ‘Exotic Plants Indoors and Out’ (May-September) ‘Grow Your 5-A-Day: The Good Life Garden’ (March-August) Getting to grips with fruit: The Good Life Garden’ (March-August) ‘Growing Under Cover’ (January-May) Garden Masterclass talks Subjects include Fruit Growing Guide, Vegetable Growing For Beginners, Shrubs for Smaller Spaces, Creative Pots and Baskets, Growing Perfect Perennials, A Guide To Growing Roses, Celebrating Climbers, Hedging For All Gardens, Trees For Small Spaces and Be A Houseplant Expert. These are PowerPoint based with some plant props included.

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