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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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Lottie Newitt BSc Hons in Horticulture

Lottie Newitt

Based in: Warwickshire, UK
Distance willing to travel: Contact Me
Virtual talks available: No

Fees: POA

Talks: The Scented Seasonal Garden Gardening for the Senses Plants for Shade The Cottage Garden Seasonal Gardening for Wildlife Gardening for Wellness The Aromatherapy Garden Containers for Christmas Containers for Spring


Sally Nex RHS Level 3, Diploma in Planting Design Virtual Talks Available

Sally Nex

Sally Nex champions sustainable ways of growing, particularly vegetables. She writes books about sustainable gardening, and gives lectures to gardening clubs across the south-west. She is also the Peat-free Advocate for the wild plant conservation charity Plantlife.

Based in: Chard, Somerset, UK
Distance willing to travel: 60 miles/1 hour
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £95 + 45p a mile round trip travel

Talks: How to Save your own Vegetable Seeds Bust That Glut! Rewilding Your Garden How to Garden the Low Carbon Way (sustainable gardening) Gardening Without Plastic A World Under Our Feet Heritage Vegetables A Rogue's Gallery for Gardeners (sustainable ways to tackle gardening problems) Year Round Vegetable Growing Fruit in Small Spaces


Clive Nichols

Clive Nichols

Based in: Oxfordshire, UK
Distance willing to travel:
Virtual talks available: No




Kim O'Brien M.Phil Biological Sciences, BSC (Hons) Biomedical Science, Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Kim O'Brien

Kim O’Brien is a flower grower and floral designer at a top Cambridge studio. She was commissioned by BBC Gardeners world as an on-stage speaker and won gold for her debut show garden design. She is a resident garden expert for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Based in: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, UK
Distance willing to travel: 100 miles
Virtual talks available: No

Fees: £100 per hour plus travel expenses.

Talks: Dahlia 101 from tuber to vase. Growing dahlias as cut flowers.


M.T. O'Donnell Virtual Talks Available

M.T. O'Donnell

M.T. is a freelance gardening writer and speaker, having been featured and quoted in local, regional, and national print and online publications; on radio; and in social media video and live broadcasts. M.T. is editor of Scotland Grows magazine, and host of the Scotland Grows Show podcast.

Based in: Glasgow, Scotland
Distance willing to travel: By agreement
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: By agreement

Talks: 'The Health & Well-Being Benefits of Gardening' 'Are Plants More Intelligent Than Us?"


Andrew Oldham Virtual Talks Available

Andrew Oldham

Andrew is the Garden Media Guild Dr David Hessayon Garden Columnist of the Year 2022. Andrew writes for Amateur Gardening and Country Smallholder, and has written for Sainsbury’s Magazine and Kitchen Garden. He talks about practical gardening and gardening for those of us getting older.

Based in: Saddleworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester, UK
Distance willing to travel: On request and dependent on availability.
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: On request.

Talks: Practical Gardening For Those of Us Slowing Down Dig for Victory: The History and Application of The Greatest Growing Revolution of the Twentieth Century The Times and Life of Pig Row The History and Modern Life of the Cottage Garden Coming to Terms With What You Can Do in the Garden: Being A Disabled Gardener


Annabelle Padwick Virtual Talks Available

Annabelle Padwick

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

Fees: Fees vary, including mileage and expenses.



Julia Parker Virtual Talks Available

Julia Parker

I'm passionate about growing fruit and veg, I run workshops from home sharing sustainable ideas and growing tips. Co-author of The Little Grower's Cookbook I am keen to encourage children to understand where their food comes from. Talks are informative and fun.

Based in: Danehill, West Sussex, UK
Distance willing to travel: 50
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £175 + expenses

Talks: Autumn Seasonal Sowing Spring Seasonal Sowing Veg on the Ledge - growing unusual veg in pots and containers


Adam Pasco BSc Horticulture, HND in Applied Biology Virtual Talks Available

Adam Pasco

I’m an experienced lecturer, qualified horticulturist and have been a leading gardening journalist for over 40 years, launching BBC Gardeners' World Magazine in 1991, and have appeared on numerous TV and radio shows. Check my gardening videos at

Based in: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK
Distance willing to travel: Not travelling at present but have some beautifully illustrated presentations to give via Zoom.
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: Zoom talks £150

Talks: 1. Create A Garden For All Seasons 2. The Flower Bulb Calendar – Colour through the year 3. Grow The Best Glorious Plants 4. The Golden Rules Of Gardening 5. Gardening The Natural Way 6. Easy Ways To Better Gardening 7. Spring Into Action & Get Set For Summer 8. The Great Gardening Quiz


Amanda Patton Virtual Talks Available

Amanda Patton

Multi award winning garden designer including RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court silver-gilt medal winner and Society of Garden Designers' Judges Award 2014 and Planting Design award 2012. All talks are highly illustrated and are from a design perspective

Based in: Pulborough, West Sussex, UK
Distance willing to travel: One hour or less from RH20 4RP
Virtual talks available: Yes


Talks: Planting Partners - a designer's guide to creating beautifully planted gardens Ways with Water - a designer's guide to all things water from tiny features to creating lakes and waterfalls My Favourite Gardens - a light-hearted journey full of beautiful images and anecdotes through some of my favourite public and private gardens visited while tour guiding


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