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Talks by our growers

A number of our knowledgeable growers are available to provide talks to gardening clubs and other interested groups. At this stage it is best to contact individual nurseries following the links on the Nurseries page.


Philip Johnson of Johnson's is pleased to offer two talks at present. One, a slide presentation about growing and showing Sweet Peas; the other a demonstration centred on growing alpines in containers. Both talks last around three quarters of an hour.

Only available during the evening. Cost is subject to distance and you are advised to contact him directly for further details


Paul Barney of Edulis nursery has a range of talks on edibles and plant hunting in various far flung places.

The charge is £120 plus mileage.

For more details of Paul's talks contact him at


Colin Moat of Pineview Plants currently has two talks, one on his interests and advice of shade loving perennials, entitled ’50 Greys of Shade’ and the second, a self-explanatory ‘A stumble around the Alpine Flowers of Austria’. The charge is normally £85 + 40p per mile, depending on distance, venue and audience. Contact


Graham Blunt of Plantbase gives talks on the diverse and exotic plants from around the world. Graham will bring a selection of plants from the nursery to sell at the talk.

The fees are £50 plus mileage. Contact for more details.



Rachael Castle of Swallowfields is happy to provide a talk on Primula auricula and its cultivars and covers their history, cultivation, and categories. It lasts approximately 1 hour. Fee: £75 plus 40p per mile travel expenses. Contact


Fiona Wemyss of Blueleaf Plants is pleased to offer three different talks - all based around her gorgeous succulents.
1. Succulents & Why You Should Love Them
2. Growing Succulents in the Garden
3. Low Maintenance Containers High Impact Plants
All talks are accompanied by colour slides and she will bring examples as well as sales plants. A handout with cultivation notes and suggested further reading useful web-sites etc can be provided. £80 plus 40p mileage. Contact

Seasonal news

Our next event is Hall Place

Hall Place and Gardens are the host to our next Plant fair on Sunday 22nd of April.


New venues for 2018
Please check out the Events page for future fairs.



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