Garden talks

The Speaker Panel is one of our long-standing fundraising activities and features an inspirational selection of professional horticulturists, who all donate their time and fees to Perennial. 

Your club or group will be provided with an entertaining and informative presentation on a chosen subject. By booking a talk, you will be supporting gardeners, greenkeepers, landscapers, groundsmen and all those working in horticulture and their families who find themselves in difficulty.

New experts have come forward to join the panel, increasing the variety of topics and number of speakers available to you with a greater geographical spread across the country.  If you are a Horticultural Society, Gardening Club, Allotment Society or any other type of group that organises regular talks for members then please get in touch.

Virtual Talks

Bring your favourite speaker into the comfort of your own homes by joining one of our virtual talks using the platform Zoom.  This exciting new format allows us to bring the speaker to you and will include the use of slides, the ability to hold a Q&A session and a Perennial staff member will host the meeting.  We will work with you to develop a format that works for your members. This option will be available long-term so that clubs in any part of the country can enjoy talks from all our experienced speakers, no matter where they are based.   


Our speakers are volunteers who donate their time and fees to Perennial. Please note that our suggested fee of £95 will be increasing to £115 for talks booked from 2025. 

Any travel expenses are payable directly to the speaker. A majority of speakers charge 45p a mile but please check with the individual speaker as they may have different expense costs.

Speaking for us

Are you a garden expert in your own right? If you have knowledge to spare and would like to volunteer, join our Speaker Panel today. Please get in touch at or call 01372 373962.