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

 

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

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

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

NEW Permaculture for gardeners  

NEW March of the women    Who are the notable women gardeners of the past - and today?

 

 

CALENDAR

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

Plants for Shade

 

February 22

Spratton Garden Club

The Garden at York Gate, Adel

 

March 5

Hardy Plant Society/Middlesex branch

Topical Tips

 

March 14

Milton Keynes U3A

The March of the Women

 

March 21

Letcombes and District Horticultural Society

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens

 

April 4

Maidford Garden Group

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

April 6

Market Bosworth Gardening Club

The Gardens of Lamport Hall

 

April 10

Wheatley Village Produce Association

Plants for Shade

 

April 13

Box Garden Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

April 14

Preston Bissett Nurseries

Plants for Shade

 

April 26

Kinver & District Horticultural Society

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

May 1

Burbage Gardening Club

Love That Slug!

 

May 9

Women's Horticultural Society, Coventry

Topical Tips

 

May 10

Dorridge & District Gardening Club

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens

 

May 12

Preston Bissett Nurseries

"Pin Me to the Wall..."

 

May 14

Offchurch Garden Club

"Pin Me to the Wall..."

 

May 15

Rugby Gardeners Guild

Permaculture for Gardeners

 

June 6

Roade Gardening Club

Plants for Shade

 

June 11

Colsterworth Garden Club

TBC

 

July 2

Wyche & Colwall Horticultural Society

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

July 17

Houghton and Wyton Gardening Club

Topical Tips

 

September 6

Hose Garden Club

TBC

 

September 11

Chieveley Gardening Club

Roses

 

September 18

Onecote Bloomers Gardening Group

Roses

 

September 20

Kirtlington Garden Club

TBC

 

October 1

Harwell Gardeners' Club

Roses

 

October 10

Stoke Goldington Gardeners' Club

Topical Tips

 

October 12

Hardy Plant Society/Nottingham Group

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

October 18

Quorn Garden Club

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens

 

November 12

Wroxton and Balscote Gardening Club

Topical Tips

 

November 13

Harpenden Horticultural Society

'Pin Me to the Wall...'/Roses (for small gardens)

 

November 20

Abingdon Horticultural Society

TBC

 

 

2019

 

February 5

Snitterfield Garden Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

February 20

Mickleton Garden Club

Gardens of the USA

 

April 18

Tredington Garden Club

Hostas

 

July 22

Fagus Gardening Club

March of the Women