I am a member of The Garden Media Guild and on the Hardy Plant Society, Plant Heritage and RHS lists of speakers.

I give talks within a 50 mile radius of Harpenden and bring plants for sale.
My fee to horticultural societies and gardening clubs is from £75, plus 50p per mile for travelling.  All my talks are PowerPoint presentations and I bring my own equipment, but a screen larger than 4' would be appreciated.

The Garden in Autumn and Winter

Plants for the Summer Border

Bulbs Through the Year  NEW

Grasses for the Small Garden  NEW

Herbs in the Garden:  Includes the uses of herbs through the ages, but do not try this at home!

Thymes for the Garden:  Which thyme where?  My recommendations and how to care for them.

Thymus Species and Cultivars:  An overview of the best Thymus species and cultivars.

Thyme in the Wild:  A journey round the UK, Europe and China, with pictures of the places as well as the plants.

Thymus Nomenclature:  An overview of my work on Thymus nomenclature, including the DNA projects

For the Love of Thyme:  What is involved in holding a National Plant CollectionNEW

Thyme in Beijing:  My 2006 visit to The Chinese Academy of Forestry and Beijing Forestry University, with pictures of The Forbidden City, The Summer Palace, The Great Wall at Badaling, Beijing Botanical Gardens and the field trip to Shui Mu Gong

For talks more than 50 miles from Harpenden, or without plants for sale, fees on application.

Please enquire for details, by telephone 01582 76867, by e-mail, or by post, Mrs. Margaret Easter, 23 Wroxham Way, Harpenden. AL5 4PP, enclosing sae.

Updated February 2012