Talks & Demos

 

Where I have provided talks:

Cheltenham Science Festival, RHS Chelsea Flower

Show, RHS Chatsworth, RHS Wisley, GLEE, VegFest,

The Handmade Festival, Royal Botanic Garden

Edinburgh, Blenheim Palace and many more.

2022 talks: 

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

The Big Retreat Festival

RHS Tatton Flower Show 

RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival 

Beccles Gardening Club 

Reepham Gardening Club

Winghaven Gardens, NC 

Filby Gardening Club

Fuquay Varina Gardening Club, NC

My talks:

- Plants & nature for wellbeing

- Creating memory containers 

- Houseplants for wellbeing

- Inspiring careers in horticulture 

- A tour of Great British gardens (for US talks)

- Explore gardens of the USA (for UK talks)

- Growing your own for a plant based diet

- Any Gardening & Plant Related Talk!

                                                                                          

My plants & nature for wellbeing talk explores how both plants and nature overall help our physical and mental health wellbeing. Enjoy some interesting facts and research about how we are connected to the natural world, including earthing, forest bathing and the wellbeing benefits of gardening. It's a fun, relaxed talk but with a serious message. Tree hugging is involved!

Creating memory containers is a new and fun style of planting to create new memories or to evoke happy memories from days gone by. Together we will create a memory container as I talk through plant tips and care focussing on how to look after your own wellbeing as you plant. 

 

Houseplants for wellbeing is about discovering the benefits of growing houseplants, how to care, connect and create stunning displays in the home for positive wellbeing. Looking at the types of plants perfect for different positions and care needs but mostly how to surround yourself with plants for health and wellbeing. 

Inspiring careers in horticulture is a talk covering some of the most fascinating, fun and surprising careers of people working in the world of plants and nature. An exciting talk for schools, colleges and careers events to show just how cool horticulture is.

A tour of Great British gardens is a talk for US gardening clubs and events. Take a walk around some of the most well known and loved gardens and flower shows of Great Britain including a rich variety of photographs and videos. You'll feel like you've been there yourself. 

Explore gardens of the USA is a talk for UK gardening clubs and events. With gorgeous photos of some of the most outstanding gardens and planting from my travels including Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, Phoenix Botanical Garden and the New York High Line to name a few. If you haven't had the chance to go, this talk will take you on a walk as if you were there yourself.

* this can be expanded to talks from around the world including Sydney and Singapore

Growing your own food for a plant based diet. There are many ways to grow your own food to ensure you are getting the nutrition and variation a plant based diet can provide. I will talk through seasonal produce, growing tips and even some homemade recipes including a cookery demo if you'd like! You'll leave feeling a buzz of healthiness.

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