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 (

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!

    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  






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



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'


April 5

Bourtons Garden Club



April 8

Preston Bissett Nurseries

Dealing with Shade


April 10

BBC Radio Northampton



April 19

Newbold Verdon Garden Club

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


April 20

Helmdon Garden Club

Topical Tips


May 17

Wilts and Avon Hardy Plant Society

'Pin Me to the Wall...'


June 26

Freeland Gardening Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'


June 28

Market Harborough Gardening Club



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



October 3

Daventry Townswomen's Guild

Plants for Free


October 4

Whilton Garden Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'


October 17

Ruislip Central Horticultural Society



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 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...'





April 6

Market Bosworth Gardening Club

The Gardens of Lamport Hall


May 9

Women's Horticultural Society, Coventy

Topical Tips


October 10

Stoke Goldington Gardeners' Club

Topical Tips


November 20

Abingdon Horticultural Society