Talks for Clubs and Societies

Christine is a professional and experienced speaker, travelling to clubs in Shropshire and surrounding counties, and sometimes further afield.

High quality digital images are used to illustrate the talks.

Topics include:

'Spring Bulbs and Perennials'

'Summer Perennials'

'Perennials through the seasons'

The above talks are aimed at keen gardeners and include a wide range of plants and advice on cultivation and tips on propagation. They can be tailored to suit particular needs of your club.

'The Chelsea Challenge'  

A general interest, light hearted talk about every aspect of the Chelsea Flower Show, including behind the scenes stories.


March 2019, Tilstock Garden Club

Christine & Nic, many thanks for your talk last night.  Educational and entertaining - everybody seemed to really enjoy it.  Barbara.

September 2018, Llandudno U3A Garden Interest Group ,

Chelsea Flower Show Talk


A huge thank you for your excellent talk this afternoon.  I have had lots of feedback from members saying how much they enjoyed your presentation. It has certainly opened our eyes regarding the preparation, thought and logistics of exhibitors and i am sure we all now have increased respect for you all.  All your plants were very well received also so thank you for bringing them.

I trust you had an uneventful journey back

Many thanks to you both - it was lovely meeting you

Kind regards


January 2018, Private Event

Your talk, guidance and advice was so useful and very inspirational and we think of you often. 


30th March 2017, Cottage Garden Society North Wales  

Dear Christine,

'Your talk on 'Spring Bulbs and Perennials' was one of the most enchanting we have had at our CGS group.  Your knowledge and expertise and beautiful pictures gave us a real taste of Spring'

Sue Griffith, Chairman

March 2017, Upton Chester

Hi Christine, 

Many thanks to you and Nick for coming to Upton Horticultural Society last evening. We thoroughly enjoyed your knowledgeable and entertaining talk beautifully illustrated with your slides. From the interest shown in your plant stall, I'm sure members will be visiting your nursery as well.  We would like to invite you for another presentation next year. 

March 2017, Wrenbury Garden Club

Hi Christine,

Just a note to say thank you for an excellent talk on Tuesday. The perfect blend of beautiful photos and useful information. I've had lots of messages from members to say how much they enjoyed it.

Best wishes


February 2017, Sutton Coldfield Ladies Gardening Club

Dear Christine

It was a pleasure to meet you and your sister yesterday. Your lecture was so informative and beautiful photographs too - it was just perfect. Thank you so much for an excellent start to our year, I am sure many of our ladies will be coming to see you at your nursery very soon. Do hope so.

Kind regards and thanks again


September 2015, Kington Horticultural society 

Dear Christine and Nick

I am just emailing to thankyou on behalf of the members of the Kington horticultural society for your very enjoyable talk last Thursday. Listening to comments I think everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.  I hope you had a good journey home without any holdups.

Kind regards

Caryl Mead 

April 2014, Towyn Garden Club 

Dear Christine,

Thank you so much for giving us such an interesting and informative talk last night. Everyone enjoyed it and I'm sure we all learnt a lot. People have said how much they liked your practical, sensible approach and that although so knowledgeable you didn't 'talk down' to us.  Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Best Wishes Susanna

March 2014 

Dear Christine & Nick,

Thank you so much for visiting us again last night and for the really interesting talk.   Your delivery always comes across so naturally and I for one could have listened to you for a lot longer.   The plants you brought along for us to buy certainly went down very well with our members - the perfume from the snowdrops was wonderful. 
Thank you so much for visiting us last Thursday and for the really interesting talk. 

The photos were amazing and I know we all went away much better informed, having had a really enjoyable time and, for a good number of us, with some wonderful plants. I hope the journey back wasn't too tiring for you.

Aberdovey Garden Club 

'I wanted to thank you again for such an entertaining and informative talk. We received so many positive and complimentary comments; most of the audience could have listened to you all afternoon not just for an hour!'

League of Friends 

'You were a wonderful speaker whose passion for plants and nature flowed throughout your talk'

Corwen Garden Club

Thank you for the presentation on the Chelsea Challenge.  Everyone said how much they had enjoyed it and how much they now want to visit you.