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! 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 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?

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

 

 

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 9

Woodford Halso Gardening Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

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 19

Dumbleton Garden Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

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

Container Gardening

 

July 2

Wyche & Colwall Horticultural Society

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

July 17

Houghton and Wyton Gardening Club

Topical Tips

 

August 8

Kempston Gardens Association

Roses

 

September 6

Hose Garden Club

"Pin Me to the Wall..."

 

September 11

Chieveley Gardening Club

Roses

 

September 12

Buckingham Garden Centre

Roses

 

September 18

Onecote Bloomers Gardening Group

Roses

 

September 20

Kirtlington Garden Club

Container Gardening

 

September 27

Hagbourne Garden Club

Plants for Free!

 

October 1

Harwell Gardeners' Club

Roses

 

October 9

Shelswell Garden Club

Container Gardening

 

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 16

Badby & District Horticultural Society

TBC

 

November 20

Abingdon Horticultural Society

TBC

 

 

2019

 

January 9

Hardy Plant Society, South Pennine Group

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

February 5

Snitterfield Garden Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

February 6

Stansted Mountfitchet Garden Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

February 11

Dunstable Garden Club

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

 

February 16

Bucks and Oxon Hardy Plant Society

Hellebores

 

February 20

Brixworth & District U3A Gardening Group

Plants for Shade

 

February 20

Mickleton Garden Club

Gardens of the USA

 

February 21

Spratton Garden Club

Come into the Garden, Maud

 

March 6

Bourtons Gardening Club

The March of the Women

 

March 13

Welford Gardening Club

Plants for Shade

 

March 19

Barby Gardening Club

TBC

 

April 3

Henleaze Garden Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

April 4

Hatch End Horticultural Society

The Gardens of Lamport Hall

 

April 8

Burton Dassett Gardening Club

Container Gardening

 

April 13

Preston Bissett Nurseries

Pests and Diseases

 

April 18

Tredington Garden Club

Hostas

 

April 27

HPS/Derbyshire Group

Topical Tips

 

May 1

Watlington Gardening Club

TBC

 

May 11

Preston Bissett Nurseries

Right Plant, Right Place

 

June 12

Chaddesley Corbett Gardeners' Club

Shakespeare's Plants & Gardens

 

June 25

Otmoor Garden Society

Plants for Shade

 

June 27

Northampton Museum Over 60s

Come into the Garden, Maud

 

July 22

Fagus Gardening Club

March of the Women

 

July 25

Amersham Gardening Association

Permaculture for Gardeners

 

August 21

Hampton in Arden Gardening Club

Topical Tips

 

September 7

Cambs & Beds Hardy Plant Society

The Garden at York Gate

 

September 11

Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Aston Clinton Horticultural Society

"Pin Me to the Wall..."

 

September 28

Lincolnshire Hardy Plant Society

Topical Tips

 

October 2

Pattishall Garden Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

October 7

Broughton Gifford Gardening Society

TBC

 

October 10

Groby Gardening Society

Come into the Garden, Maud

 

October 16

Baldock Horticultural Society

Plants for Free

 

November 6

Maidford Garden Group

Come into the Garden, Maud

 

November 25

Freeland Gardening Club

Come into the Garden, Maud

 

2020

 

March 11

Women's Horticultural Society, Coventry

TBC