Garden talks

Speaker panel directory

Book one of our specialist garden talks for your upcoming event, garden club or horticultural society.

For enquiries about booking multiple speakers for a virtual talk, please reach out to speakerpanel@perennial.org.uk. Please refer to our full terms and conditions by clicking here.

Central England

Alan Mason

Grantham, Lincolnshire

Alan's talks include European garden design, gardens of the Italian lakes and more.

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David Wyndham Lewis

Lincolnshire

David presents talks on big ideas for small gardens, how to develop an existing garden and the history on Perennial and the Derry & Tom's Roof Garden

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Howard Drury

Birmingham, West Midlands

Howard presents a wide range of talks on bulbs, colour in the home and garden, garden design, growing vegetables in the 21st century, hellebores and herbaceous plants.

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East England

Andrew Babicz

Brentwood, Essex

Andrew presents talks on composting, indoor bulbs, container gardening, London Garden Society, Wisley Garden and much more

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Alan Mason

Grantham, Lincolnshire

Alan's talks include European garden design, gardens of the Italian lakes and more.

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David Wyndham Lewis

Lincolnshire

David presents talks on big ideas for small gardens, how to develop an existing garden and the history on Perennial and the Derry & Tom's Roof Garden

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Kerry Austen

Bedfordshire

Kerry presents talks on rose pruning, trials, general rose care and planting, T-budding roses and possible rose history

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Louisa Gilhooly

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Louisa presents a talk on ‘Garden Design: from Concept to Completion’, taking you through all the stages of the garden design process.

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North East

Howard Drury

Birmingham, West Midlands

Howard presents a wide range of talks on bulbs, colour in the home and garden, garden design, growing vegetables in the 21st century, hellebores and herbaceous plants.

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North West & Wales

Barry Grain

Malpas, Cheshire

Barry presents talks on roses, magnolias, house plants and designing & exhibiting at RHS shows.

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Gareth Manning

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Gareth presents talks on Japanese Garden Design History and a Tour of West Green House Gardens in Hampshire

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Harvey Stephens

Cheshire

Harvey presents talks on Hydrangea revolution, Russian gardens, Chile's national parks and more.

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Mary Stevenson

Hereford, Herefordshire

Mary presents talks on edges and hedges, small trees for small gardens, year-round colour, 'no dig' vegetable plots and more

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Scotland

Stuart Lees

Morebattle (near Kelso), Scottish Borders

Stuart presents a talk on ‘Adventurous Container Gardening’.

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South East

Andrew Babicz

Brentwood, Essex

Andrew presents talks on composting, indoor bulbs, container gardening, London Garden Society, Wisley Garden and much more

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A member of the Perennial team

Leatherhead, Surrey

A talk on the history of Perennial and how the charity has developed over the last 185 years to best understand and support the horticultural industry.

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Annie Guilfoyle

Midhurst, West Sussex

Annie's talks include what makes a great garden, designing small gardens and scent in the garden

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Ben Pope

Petersfield, Hampshire

Ben presents talks on maximising garden space, time-saving, frozen plants, growing your own cut flowers and border management.

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Francesca Murray

Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Francesca presents talks on the forgotten heroes and heroines of horticulture.

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Gillian Taylor

near Southampton, Hampshire

Gillian presents talks on roses, shrubs, greenhouses, great British gardens, walled gardens and more

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Martin Einchcomb

East Molesey, Surrey

Martin conducts private behind-the-scenes tours of the Hampton Court Nursery for up to 20 people.

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Neil Miller

Croydon, Surrey

Neil presents talks on North Korean gardens, Jerusalem botanical gardens and the secrets of Hever Castle gardens

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Nigel Philips

Lewes, East Sussex

Nigel presents talks on water gardens and garden design for smaller gardens

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Ray Broughton

Winchester, Hampshire

Ray presents a wide range of talks including - Organic Gardening, Pests and Diseases - Vegetable and/or Herb Gardens - Propagation and the Garden Tour

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South West

Kenny Raybould

Plymouth, Devon

Kenny presents talks on food, flowers and medicine, fast fashion horticulture, arts and crafts and blooming courtyards

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