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

 

“Members were delighted by the information, the confidence and audibility of the presentation

and the humour”

Onecote Bloomers Gardening Group

 

“Loads of information and a lively delivery. Your talk was much appreciated!”

Mickleton Garden Club

 

"You have definitely inspired the group..."

Nottingham Hardy Plant Society

 

"Thank you so much for a most enjoyable talk yesterday evening.

There was a noticeable buzz in the hall after your talk..."

Evenley Gardening Society

 

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! Autumn only

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 the history of gardening in the US, including some contemporary gardens designed by Martha Schwartz and Isabelle Greene, with a flying visit to Hollywood

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

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

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

Permaculture for gardeners  

March of the women    Who are the notable women gardeners of the past - and today? Includes some American gardeners

NEW Right plant, right place    What to grow where, in other words...

NEW Conifers

NEW Plants as pets   Choosing and caring for houseplants

NEW Trees!   We should all be planting more trees. How do you decide which is/are best for you?

 

 

CALENDAR

2020

 

January 15

Chinnor U3A/Gardening Group

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

February 5

Roade Garden Club

Hellebores

 

February 18

Evenley Gardening Society

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

February 19

Brixworth and District U3A Gardening Group

The Garden at York Gate,  Leeds

 

February 26

Boddington and District Garden Association

Hellebores

 

March 4

Great Bourton Garden Club

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens

 

March 10

Long Buckby and District Gardening Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

March 11

Women's Horticultural Society, Coventry

'Come into the Garden, Maud'

 

March 12

Moreton Pinkney Garden Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

March 16

Great Brickhill Gardening Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

March 18

Chardstock Gardening Club

Permaculture

 

March 24

Lower Windrush Garden Club

Permaculture

 

 

April 2

Hose Garden Club

Topical Tips

 

April 6

Harwell Gardeners' Club

Permaculture for Gardeners

 

April 8

Breadsall and District Horticultural Society

Permaculture for Gardeners

 

April 15

Newbold Verdon Garden Club

TBC

 

April 20

Midhurst Garden Club

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens

 

April 21

Oakley Gardening Club

Roses

 

April 25

Preston Bissett Nurseries

Plants for Shade

 

April 29

Southport Chyrsanthemum and Gardening Society

TBC

 

 

 

 

 

May 13

Chieveley Gardening Club

Container gardening

 

May 14

Chalfont St Giles Gardening Association

TBC

 

 

June 12

Marsh Gibbon Horticultural Society

Plants for Shade

 

June 18

Odell Garden Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

June 25

Kinver Horticultural Society

TBC

 

 

 

July 16

Bourne End Horticultural Society

Right Plant, Right Place

 

 

August 25

Textile History Group

'Come into the Garden, Maud'

 

 

September 8

Winslow and District Gardening Society

Come into the Garden, Maud

 

September 15

Great Haseley Horticultural Society

Container Gardening

 

September 16

Mickleton Gardening Club

Topical Tips

 

September 21

Ramsey Horticultural Society

TBC

 

September 24

Speen Garden Group

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

 

October 5

Broughton Gifford Gardening Sociey

March of the Women

 

October 6

Shalbourne & District Gardening Club

Plants for Free!

 

October 13

Ockbrook & Borrowash Garden Club

TBC

 

October 14 (afternoon)

Women's Horticultural Society, Coventry

Plants for Free!

 

October 14 (evening)

Cropredy Gardening Club

TBC

 

October 21

Brixworth and District U3A Gardening Group

The Garden at York Gate,  Leeds

 

October 28

Hertford U3A Gardening Group

Hellebores

 

November 4

Pattishall Garden Club

TBC

 

November 9

Dunstable Garden Club

Hellebores

 

November 11

Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Aston Clinton Horticultural Society

The March of the Women

 

November 12

Blunsdon Village Gardening Club

TBC

 

November 13

Box Gardening Club

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens

 

November 18

Kennington Horticultural Society

Plants for Shade

 

 

2021

 

January 19

Evenley Gardening Society

Plants as Pets

 

February 2

Adderbury Gardening Club

Hellebores

 

February 23

Lower Windrush Garden Club

Permaculture

 

March 2

Tanworth-in-Arden Gardening Club

Hellebores

 

March 3

Hanslope Garden Club

TBC

 

March 8

Burton Dassett Gardening Club

Roses

 

March 17

Bladon Gardening Club

TBC

 

April 1

Hose Garden Club

Topical Tips

 

April 9

Market Bosworth Gardening Club

Shakespeare's Plants & Gardens

 

April 13

Wing Garden Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

April 21

Chardstock Gardening Club

Permaculture

 

May 13

Chalfont St Giles Gardening Association

TBC

 

June 2

Kenilworth Horticultural Society

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens

 

June 10

Paulerspury Horticultural Sociey

Come into the Garden, Maud

 

June 24

New Waltham Garden Club

"Pin Me to the Wall..."

 

June 29

Olney Garden Club

TBC

 

September 7

Southmoor Gardening Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

September 14

Marlow & District Horticultural Society

Plants for Free

 

October 18

Bitton Gardening Club

Trees

 

November 17

Chinnor U3A/Gardening Group

Right Plant, Right Place

 

November 18

Bledlow Ridge Horticultural Society

Shakespeare's Plants & Gardens

 

 

 

2022

 

May 27/provisional

Clent Gardening Club

TBC

 

August 2

Burbage Garden Club

Hostas