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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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Geoff Hodge BSc (Hons), MCIHort Virtual Talks Available

Geoff Hodge

Geoff Hodge is a garden writer, broadcaster and editor, working for various national gardening magazines and websites – as well as lots more besides! Previously, he was the Online Editor for the Royal Horticultural Society, Gardening Editor and Editor of Garden News magazine and Technical Editor of Garden Answers magazine.

Based in: Peterborough
Distance willing to travel: I regularly travel up to 120 miles. Venues further afield may incur an additional payment on my fees plus overnight hotel accommodation; please ask when making enquiries.
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £115 plus 40p* per mile travelling expenses. * This is my current mileage rate. Travelling expenses are dependent on fuel prices at the time of the talk, and may have to change accordingly.

Talks: All Muck & Magic? The Answer Lies In The Soil! A Tapestry of Foliage Bugs & Garden Plagues – Pest & Disease Control Clematis: The Queen Of The Climbers Easy Gardening – Low-Maintenance Gardens Gardening on Chalk Gardening on Clay Gardening on the Coast Gardening with Changing Climate – Gardening in the Global Greenhouse Gardening in Dry & Drought Conditions – Drought-resisting Plants Gardening in the Shade Gardening Inside – Greenhouse Gardening GYO Veg – Grow Your Own Vegetables Happy, Healthy Roses Happy Houseplants – The Indoor Jungle Luscious Lawns – Lawncare for Perfect Lawns Plants for Problem Places Propagation – Plants for Free Pruning – Making it Simple: The First Cut Is The Deepest Fragrant Plants & The Scented Garden The 12-Month Garden – Colour All Year Round The Life & Times of a Gardening Editor Weeds & the Weed-free Garden Winter Colour in the Garden – Beating the Winter Blues Q&As - have all your gardening questions answered

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Michael Holland BSc Ecology Virtual Talks Available

Michael Holland

Michael has a good selection of interesting illustrated talks - drawn from his varied career and interests on numerous aspects of the natural world, social history, health and botany.

Based in: London
Distance willing to travel: 100 MILES
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £150 including reasonable travel from London

Talks: • Five Plants That Changed the World • There’s No Such Thing as a Houseplant •State of the Art Healing Plants • Tales from the Fruit Bowl - A series of 4 talks on beloved fruits' stories, history, geography, folklore, symbolism, botany, nutrition, chemistry & more. Each talk highlights a plant family with notable members: ○ Zest & the Rest - the Citrus family ○ Gourd Almighty - the Cucurbitaceae family ○ Saucy & Spicy - the Solanaceae family ○ Core & More - the Rosaceae family • The 12 Plants of Christmas - Wreaths, Raisins & Roasties - a delve into the backstories and folklore of some common festive favourites • London's Parks and Gardens • Food is Medicine • Container Gardening for Food and Medicines.

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Caroline Holmes Virtual Talks Available

Caroline Holmes

Academic but not dry, see website for full details

Based in: Bury St Edmunds
Distance willing to travel: Any
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £300+

Talks: A Zest for Herbs Impressionists in their Gardens Japanese gardens - temple, royal and domestic Memphis before Elvis - Egyptian plants and gardens Monet at Giverny Permission to Poison - the Alnwick Garden Sheer folly - a walk through garden history Slay them with flowers - Doctor Shatterhand’s garden Full list on website www.horti-history.com

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Nicola Hope Master of Horticulture (Royal Horticultural Society), Diploma in Professional Garden Design, Organic Horticulture HND Virtual Talks Available

Nicola Hope

Nikki loves to share her knowledge and experience in her witty and relaxed style. She’d be delighted to come to talk to your group or organisation. She talks on a number of subjects and her latest talk ‘Organic Gardening - Happy Plants, Happy Minds’ has proved very popular indeed.

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

Fees: From £145.00 plus travel expenses of 0.45p per mile

Talks: 1) Organic Gardening ~ Happy Plants, Happy Minds - I take you through a gardening year in the big garden where I work. Plenty of tips, beautiful flowers and juicy vegetables. 2) Talking Tomatoes - I adore tomatoes and have grown them for myself and clients for many years. Growing tips and lots of great variety recommendations. 3) Designing an Organic Gardening - A mix of veg gardens and ornamental gardening information with loads of design tips for a pleasing and productive garden. 4) Tales from the Potting Shed - A whirlwind tour of the gardens in which I have worked (Highgrove, Cole Park, Sting’s Lake House etc.) with some tips and tales along the way. 5) The exciting world of No-dig and Polyculture - explaining the benefits and practicalities, plus how to implement these sustainable and productive gardening techniques in your garden.

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Catherine Horwood Virtual Talks Available

Catherine Horwood

I am an experienced and popular speaker regularly asked back by clubs and societies. Currently only taking local daytime bookings due to work commitments but virtual talks are available at all times. Do contact to discuss.

Based in: London
Distance willing to travel: Local to London
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: From £125

Talks: Beth Chatto - a life with plants based on my biography Gardening Women - a selection of fascinting stories from across the centuries Potted History - a look at why and for how long house plants have taken over our homes The Cutting Garden - exploring the background to the current popularity of growing cut flowers ROSE - the cultural history of the world's favourite flower

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Heidi Howcroft Landscape Architect Virtual Talks Available

Heidi Howcroft

Wide range of talks given in both English in German in a variety of countries over the past 30 years.

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

Fees: to be negotiated

Talks: See website for list of books.

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Michael Howes

Michael Howes

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Virtual talks available: No

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Petra Hoyer Millar Virtual Talks Available

Petra Hoyer Millar

Publisher, writer and gardener. Editor of thedirt.news and the Oxonian Gardener. Petra's garden featured in CountryLife, The English Garden & Gardens Illustrated magazine.

Based in: DEDDINGTON, BANBURY
Distance willing to travel: 45-60 min max
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £200 plus mileage @45ppm

Talks: Generally topics that feature on my blog, but popular ones include; Popular topics; Rose sculptures (tying & pruning), cloud pruning hedged, herbaceous border design, extending seasonal interest and colour border design.

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Jason Ingram Virtual Talks Available

Jason Ingram

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Virtual talks available: Yes

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Andrea Jones Virtual Talks Available

Andrea Jones

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Distance willing to travel: UK wide
Virtual talks available: Yes

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Talks: A World of Gardens: Through her pictures, multi-award winning photographer, Andrea Jones, will tell us how her 25 year career (so far) in the niche world of horticultural photography evolved and how it has led her to travel widely and document such a vast array of gardens around the globe. In this illustrated talk Andrea will reveal images of many gardens she feels privileged to have had access to over the years and photographed for publication including some new projects that haven’t yet hit the press.

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