Andrew Mikolajski
Andrew Mikolajski

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“Andrew has a unique style of presentation which made his talk entertaining, informative and memorable…”
Biddenham Garden Club

Talks, demos and workshops

Lamport Hall and its gardens    Lamport is famous as the home of garden gnomes – but how did they get there?

Plants for free (demonstration/workshop)    Propagating plants – how to collect and prepare seed and take cuttings, plus – cutting up bulbs!

Garden design in the low countries    Focusing on the work of Erik Dhont (www.erikdhont.com)

Topical tips for the season    Content depends on time of year – plants to enjoy, gardens to visit, pruning (or not!), likely pests and diseases, etc.

Plants for shade     Gardeners often wonder what to plant in a shady spot – in fact, the possibilities are endless!



Hellebores   
    The botany of these star performers and how to choose, grow and propagate them

Container gardening (demonstration)

Unkindest cut? (pruning demonstration)

The garden at York Gate, Leeds 
    Created by the Spencer family, this beautiful garden is now maintained by Perennial,  the Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society

Apples    Britain's favourite fruit. The history of apples, apples in commerce, and why we should be growing them in gardens

Shakespeare's plants and gardens   
    Plants and gardens had a particular importance to Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Looking at the restoration project at Kenilworth Castle in particular, we explore what plants meant to the Elizabethans

Gardens of the USA    A look at contemporary gardens designed by Martha Schwartz and Isabelle Greene, with a flying visit to Hollywood

NEW Pin me to the wall – and do what you want with me    How to choose and manage climbers and wall shrubs

NEW Roses    Their place in history – and which are the best varieties for the garden today

NEW 'Come into the garden, Maud'    The gardens of Victorian England

NEW Permaculture for gardeners  

 

 

CALENDAR

2017

 

January 16

Ramsey Gardening Club

Plants for Shade

 

January 18

Manton Gardening Group

The Gardens of Lamport Hall

 

February 8

Welford Gardening Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

February 23

Abington Park Museum

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens

 

March 5

BBC Radio Northampton

Garden Show

 

March 8

Aynho Gardening Club

TBC

 

March 13

Mawsley Gardening For All

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

March 14

Riseley Gardening Club

The Gardens of Lamport Hall

 

March 16

Hemlock Garden Club

'Come into the Garden Maud'

 

March 28

Newtown Linford Gardening Club

Plants for Shade

 

April 5

Bourtons Garden Club

The Garden at York Gate, Adel

 

April 8

Preston Bissett Nurseries

Dealing with Shade

 

April 10

BBC Radio Northampton

GQT

 

April 19

Newbold Verdon Garden Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'/TBC

 

April 20

Helmdon Garden Club

Topical Tips

 

April 28

Bardills Garden Centre

The Gardens of Lamport Hall

 

May 17

Wilts and Avon Hardy Plant Society

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

June 15

Rose Landscapes, Peterborough

Plants for Shade

 

June 26

Freeland Gardening Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

June 28

Market Harborough Gardening Club

TBC

 

July 11

Surrey Garden Design Group

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

July 18

Onecote Bloomers Gardening Group

Plants for Free!

 

August 16

Mickleton Garden Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

September 14

Kineton and District Gardening Club

Garden Design

 

September 26

Otmoor Garden Society

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

September 29

All Saints Church, Kettering

The Gardens of Lamport Hall

 

October 2

Harwell Gardeners' Club

Roses

 

October 3

Daventry Townswomen's Guild

Plants for Free

 

October 4

Whilton Garden Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

October 15

Cuddington Gardening Club

25th Anniversary Lunch

 

October 17

Ruislip Central Horticultural Society

TBC

 

October 18

Biggleswade Gardening Club

''Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

November 1

Pattishall Garden Club

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens

 

November 2

Ettington Gardening Club

Gardens of the USA

 

November 9

Sunningwell and District Gardening Club

The Gardens of Lamport Hall

 

November 14

Greatworth Gardening Club

The Garden at York Gate, Adel

 

November 16

Rose Landscapes, Peterborough

Container Gardening

 

November 20

Market Harborough U3A Garden Group

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens

 

Cropwell Bishop Gardening Club

The Gardens of Lamport Hall

 

November 22

Inkberrow and District Horticultural Society

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

December 12

Ockbrook and Borrowash Gardeners' Club

'Come into the Garden, Maud'

 

 

2018

 

January 8

Denton and District Gardening Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

January 25

Hanborough Garden Club

Plants for Free!

 

February 12

Mawsley Gardening For All

TBC

 

March 21

Letcombes and District Horticultural Society

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens

 

April 6

Market Bosworth Gardening Club

The Gardens of Lamport Hall

 

May 1

Burbage Gardening Club

Love That Slug!

 

May 9

Women's Horticultural Society, Coventry

Topical Tips

 

May 15

Rugby Gardeners Guild

Permaculture for Gardeners

 

June 12

Wheatley Village Produce Association

Plants for Shade

 

July 2

Wyche & Colwall Horticultural Society

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

July 17

Houghton and Wyton Gardening Club

Topical Tips

 

October 10

Stoke Goldington Gardeners' Club

Topical Tips

 

October 18

Quorn Garden Club

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens

 

November 20

Abingdon Horticultural Society

TBC