Learn how to bring out the best in your plants and pick up pots of wisdom from some of the country’s best growers in our programme of free and informal talks. Our expert speakers will cover everything from how to get the most from your garden to designing you perfect space, as well as showing you how easily you can grow your own produce, wherever you live. Talks have always covered a range of great topics from country house gardens to urban spaces, kitchen gardens and edible bouquets and this year the team are already hard at work putting together an even more compelling line up of gardening experts. Taking place in the Expert Theatre, all our talks are free and spaces are available on a first-come basis – arrive early! Details of talks will be released soon - come back to see more...
Last year the packed talks programme covered everything from beekeeping to guerrilla gardening. The gardening and design gurus who led the talks and workshops include:
A renowned garden journalist, Pattie’s regular gardening column appears in the Evening Standard’s Homes & Property.
TOM COWARDTOM COWARD
A great believer in experimenting with old and new, Tom is an advocate of his “wild” gardening style.
Mark is a food writer and grower, and has written seven award winning books based around what he grows and cooks on Otter Farm
TOM HART DYKE
Tom shot to fame in 2000 when kidnapped in the Colombian jungle whilst on a plant hunting expedition.
Renowned horticulturist and journalist Alys trained at the Royal Horticultural Society, the New York Botanical Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.
Award winning garden designer Matthew has over 20 years experience in the gardening business, including 10 years with the Royal Horticultural Society
PLUS Matt Franks, Dave Goulson, Jekka Mcvicar, Jane Perrone, Richard Reynolds, Tim Richardson and Jim Buttress