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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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Sue Kent Virtual Talks Available

Sue Kent

Sues talks are interesting, fun and informative. She comes at gardening from a different angle but one that is also completely relatable. She helps her audience to gain a greater understanding of how they can unlock their own abilities through design, plant choices while protecting environmental resources and wildlife

Based in: Swansea
Distance willing to travel: UK only
Virtual talks available: Yes


Talks: Varied. Examples My evolving Garden Easy Vegetable growing. Creating a show garden with no experience. Tailored talks on request.


Adam Kirtland Virtual Talks Available

Adam Kirtland

Interactive, exciting and informative talks and workshops on a wide range of topics including; gardening right across the whole year and much more. Get in touch for full details.

Based in: Birmingham, UK
Distance willing to travel: Any
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: Contact for fees

Talks: - A Bulb For Every Day Of The Year - Garden DIY Using Just a Wooden Pallet - Spring Bulbs - Creating A Tapestry of Colour - Gardening with Children - Get Them Growing - Make The Most of Small Spaces …and more!


Gwenda Kyd Virtual Talks Available

Gwenda Kyd

Gwenda Kyd is a chemist and writer. She is interested in plant-based healing and has studied herbal medicine and other therapies. She has published two books, ‘Molecules, Medicines and Mischief’, about some plants found in Cambridge Botanic Garden and ‘The Plants of Dr Bach’ about the Bach remedy plants.

Based in: Cambridge
Distance willing to travel: 100 miles (but negotiable)
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £80 - £150 (reduction negotiable for small groups)

Talks: People and Plants: Molecules, Medicines and Mischief Incredible Edible (and Drinkable) Plants Twelve Tremendous Trees The Plants of Dr Bach: Remedies and More! Plants to Drugs Chemical Warfare (and Co-operation) in the Garden Medieval Medicinal Plants: Miasmas, Monks and Mandrake Plant Muses: Artists’ use of plants Aromatherapy Plants: The Scent of Good Health


Mark Lane Hon Doc (Arts), B.A. Hons, Dip Garden Design Virtual Talks Available

Mark Lane

Based in:
Distance willing to travel: 150 miles
Virtual talks available: Yes




Sandra Lawrence Virtual Talks Available

Sandra Lawrence

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




Alison Levey BA (Hons), MA, MBA

Alison Levey

I have been writing ‘The BlackberryGarden’ blog since 2011. I am an amateur and obsessed gardener; based in Leicester. The Blackberry Garden is not a ‘how to’ blog, the aim is to talk about the enjoyment of gardening. It is read by people who garden and people who do not.

Based in: Leicester
Distance willing to travel: no more than an hour's drive - so approx 50 miles
Virtual talks available: No

Fees: 2023 - The creation of Blackberry Garden talk £90 travel 45p per mile 2023 - For the love of Roses £100 travel 45p per mile 2024 - The creation of Blackberry Garden talk £100 travel 45p per mile 2024 - For the love of Roses £110 travel 45p per mile

Talks: The creation of Blackberry Garden talk - about the creation of my garden from blank canvas in 2007 and how it looks now - what has gone well and what has not. For the love of Roses talk - how I look after/prune the roses I grow and some of my favourite varieties.


Maureen Little HND, BA(Hons), MA

Maureen Little

Maureen is an experienced speaker and the author of six books on gardening and garden design. Maureen’s focus is on pollinator-friendly plants and culinary herbs. A sought-after authority in these areas, Maureen has spoken at, among others, RHS Wisley, The Garden Museum and Climate Change conferences.

Based in: Longridge
Distance willing to travel: Any, but mainly North and North West of England
Virtual talks available: No

Fees: Please refer to my website:

Talks: Keep Your Garden Buzzing - what plants to grow in your garden to attract and benefit insect pollinators. The Buzz about Honey Bees - find out all about these fascinating insects in Maureen's illustrated talk. (And taste different honeys, too!) Paper, Pen and Pollinators - how to design a pollinator-friendly border. To Scarborough Fair and Beyond - culinary herbs. Coming Soon: Gardens in Art - the depiction of gardens in works of art over the centuries. More talks are in the pipeline - please check my website for updates:


Manoj Maldé Garden Designer Virtual Talks Available

Manoj Maldé

Based in: Brookmans Park, Hatfield
Distance willing to travel:
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: To be discussed with my agent

Talks: A Garden Designer's Journey to Chelsea Paradise Gardens Colour My World


Michael Marriott BSc Agricultural Botany Virtual Talks Available

Michael Marriott

Based in: Ludlow
Distance willing to travel: Subject to discussion
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: Subject to discussion

Talks: All matters relating to roses


Alison Marsden Virtual Talks Available

Alison Marsden

I love talking about gardening to gardeners because understanding is the crucial element of the learning and that turns frustration into success. I have given more than 200 talks since 2014 to horticultural societies, social clubs, U3A and WI. All talks include plenty of photographs, examples, summaries and discussion.

Based in: Tonbridge
Distance willing to travel: Generally up to 70 miles but willing to discuss.
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £80 plus a mileage charge

Talks: See my website for more suggestions or contact me to discuss a new topic. Gardening and Wellbeing, how gardens and gardening are good for us all Nature friendly gardening – great for us all Planting for drier summers (but not necessarily drier winters!) The how & why of pruning Right plant, right place How not to kill your houseplants More garden impact for less effort How to have a great front garden Creating garden style and impact


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