Horticultural Speakers in Essex

Mike Abel Horticultural Speaker

Mike Abel / 9, The Crescent, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1LY


Talk Topics:

  • Top Fruit Growing
  • Biological and other non-chemical methods of pest control
  • Vegetable crop growing


Fees: £50 + travel @ 15p/mile


01245 361595


Andrew Babicz Horticultural Speaker

Andrew Babicz/ 18 Magnolia Way, Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood, Essex, CB15 9QS


Talk Topics:

  • Royal Botanic Garden - Edinburg - This talk is about the history, people and plants that make up the garden
  • Seasonal Container Gardening - All you need to know about Container Gardening!
  • Composting -  All you ever wanted to know about Composting but were afraid to ask!


Fees: £80 - £120



01277 200588

Facebook: @Andrews Gardening

Fiona Edmond Horticultural Speaker

Fiona Edmond/ Green Island Gardens, Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, CO7 7SP


Talk Topics:

  • Planting for all year round Colour
  • The Scented Garden
  • Planting for Autumn Colour

Fees: £120




Facebook: @GreenIslandGardens

Patricia Fox Horticultural Speaker

Patricia Fox/ Studio 2, Newhouse Farm, Lower Sheering Road, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, CM21 9LE

Talk Topics:

  • Garden Design (Contemporary & Traditional)
  • Small Gardens - what NOT to do!
  • RHS Chelsea Flower Show
  • The Trials & Tribulations of a Show Garden

Fees: Negotiable. Milage at 50p per mile plus overnight accommodation if needed



01279 721461

Facebook: @AraliaGardenDesign

Twitter: @PatFoxAralia

LinkedIn: Patricia Fox

Dr Chris Gibson Horticultural Speaker

Dr Chris Gibson/ 6 Lord Nelson Court, Walter Radcliffe Road, Wivenhoe, Essex, CO7 9GT

Talk Topics:

  • Gardening with Wildlife in Mind
  • Wildflowers of the Mediterranean
  • Wildlife of the Pyrenees

Fees: Nort Essex /South Suffolk - £100 plus expenses / elsewhere in East Anglia - £140 plus expenses / further afield - please ask for quotation



07887 351596

Twitter: @chrismothman1

David Gillam Horticultural Speaker

David Gillam / 3 Salesbury Drive, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2JG

Talk Topics:

  • Growing National Championship Dahlias (the methods used to win all 3 individual National Championships
  • Getting the Best out of your Daffs (How to choose plants and grow Daffs for Garden and Show)
  • What is New, Different and Worthwhile in Horticulture? (New things, different things and stuff that you shouldn't be without)

Fees: £75 plus Travel @0.40p per mile


07539 071918

Facebook @DavidGillam

YouTube: @DavidGillamDahlias


Robert Grimstead Horticultural Speaker

Robert Grimstead/ 203 Long Riding, Basildon, Essex, SS4 1QT

Talk Topics:

  • 10 Amazing perennials not many people know about
  • Top 10 Gardening trends in 2017

Fees: £150 = Travelling expenses


Facebook: Stoneandleaf

Twitter: @stoneandleaf

Pinterest: Stone and Leaf

LinkedIn: Stone and Leaf

Instagram: Stone and Leaf

Phone: 07732662357


Darren Lerigo Horticultural Speaker

Darren Lerigo / 99 Stapleford Close, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0QX


Talk Topics:

  • What do I do with this space?
  • Cool Tools: The best tools for the garden
  • Diluted: Exploring our relationship to water in the garden

Fees: £90


info@modernmint.co.uk01245 357654

Facebook: @ModernMintLtd

Twitter: @ModernMintLtd

Pinterest: Modern Mint


Louise Nicholls Horticultural Speaker

Louise Nicholls/ The Cottage, Ulting Wick, Crouchman's, Crouchman's Farm Rd, Maldon, CM9 6QX

Talk Topics:

  • Organic Gardening - Growing in tune with nature, helping the predators control the pests & soil care
  • Vegetable Growing - Managing the vegetable garden, what to grow & when to sow
  • The ornamental garden through the seasons - my take on some of the most rewarding plants throughout the year

Fees: £80 = Travelling costs




Phone: 07794260162



Trained at Garden Organic I have a deep passion for working in tune with nature. I ran the Vegetable Garden at Sissinghurst Castle then progressed to Assist. Head Gardener at Hole Park. I currently work as a Head Gardener at Ulting wick a private garden, open for the NGS & love to share my knowledge with others.

Doug Stewart Horticultural Speaker

Doug Stewart / 'Gingko' 7, Cottage Mews, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9HD


Talk Topics:

  • 10 ways to a better Garden
  • Real WOW Plants
  • The greates Show on Earth (Chelsea)
  • see more of over 20 Gardening themed talks at the website

Fees: depending on the number of people present, fee starts at £65 + VAT + travel expenses @35p per mile


talks@dougstewart.co.uk / doug@waringstewartassociates.co.uk




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