Toria Britten

Toria Britten – From Cutting Garden to Bouquet

Toria Britten is an enthusiastic flower grower and floral designer. She supplies wildly beautiful flowers for weddings and events, teaching is also a passion and workshops are held throughout the growing season. ‘Leading the Flowers’ from the Farm Gold Medal winning flower team at Chelsea was an honour and highlight of 2018.

Val Bourne

Val Bourne – The Living Jigsaw Explained

Val Bourne is a celebrated garden writer, photographer and lecturer. She has won multiple awards including Journalist of the Year from the Garden Media Guild. Val is a regular contributor to The Daily Telegraph, among others, and she gardens on the wind-swept Cotswolds at Spring Cottage – high above Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire. Val is a …

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Chris Sperring

Chris Sperring (short talk) Climate change and wildlife

Chis Sperring MBE is Conservation Officer for the Hawk and Owl Trust, as well as a popular wildlife lecturer and broadcaster. He is a dedicated conservationist who lives in Portishead with his family. Chris is a passionate speaker whose inspiring talks are always well received

Rob Potterton

Rob Potterton, Nursery Challenge – An amusing light hearted nursery and plant orientated quiz

Rob Potterton with his wife Jackie have worked together since 1984 at the family specialist nursery in North Lincolnshire offering Alpines, Dwarf Bulbs and Woodland plants to visitors, at plant fairs and by mail order throughout UK and Europe. The nursery has previously exhibited ten times at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and received 7 …

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James Alexander Sinclair

James Alexander Sinclair – Sex, Death and Gardening

James designs gardens all over the place, from the Western Isles to the outskirts of Moscow. He writes regular columns for Gardens Illustrated and Gardeners World magazine and more infrequently contributes to House and Garden, Countryfile, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph and the Financial Times. James has also presented television programmes for both the BBC and …

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Tom Hart-Dyke

Tom Hart-Dyke – World Garden Updates

The UK’s first ever ‘World Garden of Plants’ at Tom’s family home Lullingstone Castle in Kent, is the vision of this Modern Day Plant Hunter who came to talk to Fagus in 2007. Tom Hart Dyke first shot to international prominence in the year 2000, when he was kidnapped in the Colombian jungle on a …

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Neil Lucas

Neil Lucas – More wow less work

One of Britain’s leading plantsmen, Neil Lucas is a recognised authority on ornamental grasses, owner of Dorset-based Knoll Gardens, RHS Council Member and Senior Judge, author, and holder of ten consecutive Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medals. When not judging, lecturing, writing, or plant-hunting overseas, Neil can be found on his nursery or tending his acclaimed …

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Tony Avent

Tony Avent – So many plants so little time – New and Garden Worthy Perennials

Tony Avent is an American horticulturist and plantsman. He owns Plant Delights Nursery in Raleigh, North Carolina which specialises in rare, and unusual perennials. In addition, he is a well-known plant explorer, author and public speaker, Tony grew up with a passion for plants. Instead of playing games, he wandered the woods and fields near …

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