The Society is not responsible for the quality or content of any of the talks given by the speakers listed here.
This is a list of CGS members who are available to give talks. Please contact the individual member with regards to costs etc. CGS members who wish to be added to this list should contact Bill Sowerbutts
3 Croes Bleddyn Cottages, Itton, Chepstow, NP16 6BN
Tel: 01291 629079 or 07860 646613, email
Talks about his vegetable hunting trips to exotic destinations.
See his website for more information.
Tythe Barn House, Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire. DY10 4QB.
Tel: 01562 777014. email
Talks include: Private Gardens for Public Enjoyment and Foundation of the NGS, with slides of Worcestershire gardens open for the NGS.
Janet and Martin Blow
Special Perennials, Yew Tree House, Hall Lane, Hankelow, Cheshire, CW3 0JB
Tel: 0845 327 0343/0771 699 0695; email,
Nursery owners. For information on talks given, visit their website.
Cotswold Garden Flowers, Old Barn, Station Rd, Fladbury, Worcestershire, WR10 2QW.
Nurseryman with an interesting range of plants.
Speaker at our 2010 AGM.
The Manor House, Church Rd, Stevington, Beds. Tel: 01234 822064.
Award-winning garden writer.
Speaker at our 2004 AGM.
Church Cottage, Main Street, Glapthorn PE8 5BE. Tel: 01832 272594.
Ursula is an award-winning gardening writer who gives talks on gardening, gardens and garden history.
She was the speaker at the CGS AGM in 2011.
Hebb's Farmhouse, 22 Stoke Bardolph, Nottingham NG14 5HS. Tel: 0115 9870168.
Horticultural lecturer (retired) with restored 18th C. garden, wide range of talks.
Speaker at our 2009 AGM
Rosemary, Rectory Hill, East Bergholt, Nr Colchester, Essex CO7 6TH.
Tel: 01206 298241.
Gardening For Health, 5 High Buildings, Warwick Bridge, Carlisle, Cumbria. CA4 8RP.
Tel: 01228 586236 email
Talks on all aspects of gardening for health, health benefits of gardening and gardening with disability.
Mill Cottage Plants, The Mill, Lane, Wookey, Somerset BA5 1AP.
Tel: 01749 676966.
Nursery-owner & CGS member.
Speaker at our 2005 AGM.
Hazelton, North Road, Bretherton, Lancashire, PR26 9AY.
For talks, trips round her garden, teas and much more.
See her website for further information.
Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8RR.
Tel: 01952 691341. email
Talks on Climbing & Wall Plants, Silver Foliage Plants, Salvias & Ornamental Grasses, Herbaceous Plants, and Bulbs I Grow and Love. Garden open for groups by arrangement.
69 Victoria St, Billinghay, Lincoln LN4 4HQ.
Tel: 01526 860270, website.
Qualified professional garden designer, writer, historian & part-time lecturer.
Hillview Hardy Plants, Worfield, Nr Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15 5NT.
Tel: 01746 716454. email.
Runs a nursery of herbaceous plants. Talks include: Herbaceous perennials for the whole year; Primulas and auriculas; Propagation of herbaceous plants.
28 Sunnyside Terrace, Trimdon Grange, Trimdon Station, County Durham TS29 6HF.
Holds largest National Collection of polemoniums in the UK.
Viale a Magno 174, Casal Palocco, 00124 Roma, Italy.
International rose judge, an American living in Rome. She has a range of illustrated lectures on cottage gardens, Italian gardens, Ninfa, La Landriana and others.
Alcombe, 7 Bosden Fold Rd, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Cheshire SK3 9NR.
Tel: 0161 456 9009.
Holds two National collections, Fritillaria and Eucomis; can speak on wide variety of unusual but obtainable plants.
2003 AGM speaker.
2 School House, Stixwould, Nr Woodhall Spa, Lincs. LN10 5HP. Tel:01526 352453
Based near Newport in Essex.
Zsuzsanna gives talks on herbs, her topics include thier culinary use as well as how to preserve and propogate them. She also talks on Hungarian traditional gardening and herb uses and does demonstrations of making Christmas decorations.
She gives talks with a 50 mile radius of Newport. Her fee is £90 and that includes travel within 30 miles, over that 40 per mile is charged extra.
28 Lowton Rd, Lytham St Annes, Lancs. FY8 3JG.
Illustrated talk: Plants and ideas for your garden.
Touchwood, 4 Clyne Cottages, Killay, Swansea, SA2 7DU.
Over 20 topics, including: cottage gardening, attracting wildlife; growing from seed; unusual plants; aquilegias; the National Botanic Garden of Wales; gardens through the year, botany and Latin names.
See her website for more information
46 Mwrog Street, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1LF.
Tel: 01824 707470, Mobile: 0777 0780825.
RHS Master of Horticulture, Horticultural Consultant and Lecturer. Basic lecture £60, will travel. List of talks available on request.
Chris & Judy Yates
44 Church Lane, Bicknoller, Taunton, Somerset TA4 4EL.
Tel: 01984 656681.
The Speakers List - you can search by subject or area; this website lists speakers on many different subjects
The Garden Media Guild speakers' list
Hardy Plant Society - will provide a hard copy of speakers' list
Michael D. Myers is a lecturer at Craven College, Harrogate and has a list of 33 illustrated talks prices at £70-140 depending on travelling distance. Talks cover a wide range of topics from specific plants groups, e.g. hepaticas & snowdrops, to different garden types including winter gardens, and to plants and gardens in different parts of the world.
Fairview, Smelthouses, Summerbridge, Harrogate, HG3 4DH.
Tel: 01423 780291,
Mobile: 07801 232024,
Elizabeth Gowing - talks on honey, tastes from different flowers, information about bees, honey production and bee-friendly gardening. Has written books on honey including The Little Book of Honey Travels widely to give the talks.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Paul Green of Green's Leaves Nursery - gives hands-on talks, with plants not pictures. 2013 prices - £50, plus travel. See his website for contact details.
Richard Ford of Park Green Nursery
Carol Madden lives in Flint and gives talks to groups within an hour's drive.
Ring 01352 762 944
email email@example.com for further information.
Chris Mead from Chelmsford gives a talk entitled The Adventures of Beekeeping. He has kept bees since 1971 and has many tales to tell.
Tel: 01245 322623 for information.
20 West Street, Long Uckby, Northants NN6 7QE.
Author of over thirty gardening books and teaches garden design at Warwickshire College.
See his website for information on his talks.
For something a little different - she's a published, experienced performance poet providing light humourous poetry and music shows for gardening clubs (and others).
See her website for details.