Maureen is an author, plantswoman and garden designer who has a lifetime of horticultural experience, and several books on gardening, under her belt.
Maureen has delivered many talks and courses, both locally and nationally, notably at the
Royal Horticultural Society's flagship garden at Wisley, and The Garden Museum in London.
The following Talks are currently available
KEEP YOUR GARDEN BUZZING
If you want to know which plants to grow in your garden to attract and sustain bees, then this talk is for you. Drawing from her own experiences of gardening and beekeeping, Maureen will share her knowledge of how bees access the pollen and nectar vital for their existence, and what type of plants best meet the bees’ needs.
DESIGNING A BEE-FRIENDLY BORDER
Would you like some hints and tips on how to design a beautiful border, and make it a haven for our buzzy friends at the same time? Find out how with this illustrated talk.
GROW YOUR OWN BEE-FRIENDLY CUT FLOWERS
Discover which reliable annual and perennial plants are good for cutting and good for bees,
as well as looking good in the garden!
Get some tips on how to grow them and how to get the best from them in the vase.
TO SCARBOROUGH FAIR – AND BEYOND
Find out about how to grow and use some common – and more unusual – culinary herbs in this illustrated talk.
GARDENS IN FINE ART
Gardens have been a source of inspiration for artists for centuries. In this illustrated talk we will view depictions of gardens in the work of some famous artists (Monet, for example) - and some that are not so well-known (anyone heard of Frieseke?)
FEES AND AVAILABILITY
Clubs and Societies with up to 50 members - £90 + travel
Clubs and Societies with more than 50 members - £150 + travel
Events (eg Flower Shows) – minimum £500 + travel
TRAVELLING AND ACCOMMODATION
Travelling is charged at 40p per mile.
(The distance is calculated according to the AA Routeplanner, starting point PR3 3YN.)
Rail fare, if appropriate, is charged at cost.
Overnight accommodation, if necessary, is charged at cost (typically Premier Inn standard).
In the first instance, please email
or use the form on the 'Contact Page' to check Maureen's availability.