Horticultural Speakers in Lincolnshire

Sandra Bright Horticultural Speaker

Sandra Bright

Talk Topics:

  • My experience as a Finalist in BBC2 Big Allotment Challenge, televised in 2015 including growing, preserving, floral arranging tasks undertaken in the competition
  • My Cutting Bed. What to grow for your own house full of flowers, including making a seasonal bunch of flowers from my own plot
  • Member of the Flowersfromthefarm co-operative of British Flower Growers

Fees: £65 + 40p per mile for travel

sandrathemermaid@aol.co.uk01469 588633

Facebook: @SandraFlowerLady

Twitter: @SandraFlowerLady


Geoff Hodge Horticultural Speaker

Geoff Hodge

Talk Topics:

  • A Tapestry of Foliage
  • Bugs & Garden Plagues - Pest & Disease Control
  • Easy Gardening - Low-Maintenance Gardens

Fees: £100 plus 35p per mile travelling expenses (Travelling expenses are dependent on fuel prices at the time of the talk and could go up - or down!)



01733 762042

Facebook: @Geoff Hodge

Twitter: @hodgerow

LinkedIn: Geoff Hodge

David Matthewman Sweet Pea Online

David Matthewman / 14 Chariot Way, Thorpe Audlin, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 3EZ

Talk Topics:

  • Growing and culture of Sweetpeas
  • Kew through the Seasons
  • 50 year in Horticulture

Fees £50 plus 30p per mile travel




Janette Merilion Horticultural Speaker

Janette Merilion

Talk Topics:

  • See Website - more than 30 talks listed

Fees £100 plus travelling expenses



01526 860270

Facebook: @Concept_Garden_Design

Twitter: @Conceptgardens

LinkedIn: Janette Merilion

Emma Scarborough Horticultural Speaker

Emma Scarborough/ Riggside, Station Road, Upper Broughton, LE14 3BQ

Talk Topics:

  • Garden Design
  • Planting Design
  • Horticulture

Fees: £50 - £100 plus petrol



07842 076110

Facebook: @EmmaScarboroughGardenDesign

Twitter: @delavayi1


Linda Smith

Linda Smith/ Waterside Nursery, Sharnford, Leicestershire

Talk Topics:

  • Water gardening in small spaces (including using Container Ponds)
  • Planting for the wildlife in your pond
  • How to create and plant a successful pond

Fees: from £90 + 45p per mile




Facebook: @pondplantsuk

Twitter: @pondplantsuk

Ian Stephens Horticultural Speaker

Ian Stephens/ Rosehaven, Church Lane, East Drayton, Retford, DN22 0LH

Talk Topics:

  • Lawn Care and Maintenance / Advice

Fees: don't really charge, but if I do ever get paid I donate it to Bassetlaw Hospice


0800 326 5015

Facebook: @LawnMasterNotts

Twitter: @LawnMasterNotts

LinkedIn: Ian Stephens

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


Gail and John Summerfield Horticultural Speakers Derbyshire

Gail and John Summerfield / Westshores Nurseries, 82 West Street, Winterton, Scunthorpe, DN15 9QF

Talk Topics: 20 years experience of giving talks. 18 topics to date, more in preparation. For details please see website

Fees: £50+ Travelling expenses are being held at 35p per mile. We are willing to travel up to 100 miles or 3 hours from home, whichever is the shorter.




Neil Timm Horticultural Speaker

Neil Timm/ The Fern Nursery, Grimsby Road, Binbrook, Lincolnshire, LN8 6DH

Talk Topics: Full List available here: www.fernnursery.co.uk/Talks.htm


Fees: Maximum £60 but there is a cheap rate of £1.50 per person for the smaller clubs. Transport is £5 under twenty miles, £10 for the rest of Lincolnshire. Please contact me for a quote for outside Lincolnshire




Facebook: @TheFernNursery


Gary Long Trewithen Garden

Gill Tomkinson / 33 Porthpean Road, St Austell, PL25 4PJ

Talk Topics: 

  • Lavender and Pinks. An informal hands on talk including the cultivation propagation, suggested varieties, pruning and advice on growing these beautiful plants. Plants are available to purchase also
  • Grow your own cut flower patch. This talk includes suggested Annual and Perennial flowers to cut for beautiful scent indoors. Seed sowing advice, varieties, propagation and general cultivation. Plants are available to buy also
  • Creating a Natural Country Style hand tied Bouquet of fresh cut flowers and foliage, plus a demonstration of a table centre. Using fres flowers, herbs and garden foliage.

Fees £60+ 40p per mile fuel expenses (1hour travel radius of Junction 38 M62) For clubs/societies outside of this area please contact me to discuss your requirements

Months available: Lavender, Dianthus talks between March to September, Cut Flower talks March to October, Christmas talks/demos & workshops November & December. No talks January & February



01430 421805

Facebook: @www.lavenderandpinks.co.uk

Twitter: @LavenderPinks

LinkedIn: Gill Tomkinson

Plants available to purchase at March to September talks. I also run workshops throughout the year in East Yorkshire, in particular The Christmas Wreath Making Classes and Creating your own Wedding Flowers. Full details on the website.




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