Specialist Talks and Visits

In addition to teaching, I regularly give well-received talks and lead garden visits for societies and clubs. I’m considered an engaging speaker on subjects reflecting both my horticultural and historic garden background.

Past topics have included:

The Landscape of Jane Austen’s London (for The Jane Austen Society)

England’s Lost Formal Landscapes 
The Victorian Head Gardener
Burial Grounds and Cemeteries; A 19th Century Crisis
London’s Garden Squares
Trees and Shrubs in Garden Design
Pruning Ornamental Shrubs
Seasonal Work in the Garden
Gardens of Italy
By Nature or Design - Picturesque Tree Planting in the 19th Century