I am an experienced organic gardener, having just left my post of head gardener at a local charity near Chester. I was head gardener there for over eleven years. I am now self-employed running workshops and learning events, offering consultations, mentoring and doing talks and lecturers.


28 Windmill Rise, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1GQ

Telephone number: 01829 751 147
Mobile number:
07851 425 689
Website: Really Useful Gardens

My small business is called 'Really Useful Gardens' and it is all about encouraging and enabling people to grow plants that can be used for lots of different things. Examples include sustainable gardening, growing food, growing natural plant foods, edible flowers, 'home-grown Christmas' and growing and arranging cut flowers. I also run courses on gardening topics such as wildlife gardening and gardening for beginners at Trafford Hall near Chester which is a charity running courses for community volunteers from low-income communities.

Talk topics:

1. Sustainable gardening 2. Growing food 3. Growing natural plant foods 4. Edible flowers 5. 'Home-grown Christmas' 6. Growing and arranging cut flowers.

Region: North West
Fee band: £51 - 100

Please note that as I do not drive I can only give talks at venues that are close to public transport subject to agreeing expenses.