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

 

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 pHlant 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 decided which is/are best for you?

 

 

CALENDAR

2019

 

January 9

Hardy Plant Society, South Pennine Group

The March of the Women

 

January 17

Hemlock Gardening Club

"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 12

Surrey Garden Design Group

Roses

 

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

The Gardens of Lamport Hall

 

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

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

April 10

Kennington Gardening Club/Gardening Club

Topical Tips/Container Gardening

 

April 13

Preston Bissett Nurseries

Pests and Diseases

 

April 16

Claverdon Gardening Group

Container Gardening

 

April 18

Tredington Garden Club

Hostas

 

April 24

Gretton Gardening Club

Container Gardening

 

April 25

Kinver Horticultural Society

Unkindest Cut

 

April 27

HPS/Derbyshire Group

Topical Tips

 

May 1

Watlington Gardening Club

TBC

 

May 7

Harrow National Trust

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens

 

May 11

Preston Bissett Nurseries

Right Plant, Right Place

 

June 5

Cleeve Prior Garden Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

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 15

Fagus Gardening Club

March of the Women

 

July 18

Kidderminster Horticultural Society

"Come into the Garden, Maud"

 

July 24

Stanford in the Vale Gardening Club

Apples

 

July 25

Amersham Gardening Association

Permaculture for Gardeners

 

August 7

Whilton Gardening Club

Roses

 

August 8

Chalfont St Giles Gardens Association

Container Gardening

 

August 15

Bourne End Horticultural Society

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

August 21

Hampton in Arden Gardening Club

Topical Tips

 

September 3

Kimble and Ellesborough Horticultural Scoiety

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

September 5

Bretforton Garden Club

"Pin Me to the Wall..."

 

September 7

Cambs & Beds Hardy Plant Society

The Garden at York Gate

 

September 9

Cottesmore Garden Club

"Pin Me to the Wall..."

 

September 11

Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Aston Clinton Horticultural Society

"Pin Me to the Wall..."

 

September 23

Freeland Gardening Club

Come into the Garden, Maud

 

September 26

Bell Plantation Nursery

GQT (BBC Radio Northampton)

 

September 27

Dorney and District Horticultural Society

TBC

 

September 28

Lincolnshire Hardy Plant Society

Topical Tips

 

October 2

Pattishall Garden Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

October 7

Broughton Gifford Gardening Society

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

October 10

Groby Gardening Society

Come into the Garden, Maud

 

October 16

Baldock Horticultural Society

Plants for Free

 

October 17

Ashdon Gardening Club

Plants for Free

 

October 18

Hillingdon Amateur Gardeners

Apples

 

October 22

Glenfield Gardening Club

Topical Tips

 

November 6

Maidford Garden Group

Come into the Garden, Maud

 

November 12

Nottingham Organic Gardeners

Plants for Free!

 

November 13

Reading Gardeners' Club

Gardens of the USA

 

November 18

Southam Gardening  Club

The March of the Women

 

 

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

TBC

 

March 11

Women's Horticultural Society, Coventry

'Come into the Garden, Maud'

 

March 16

Great Brickill Gardening Club

TBC

 

March 17

Great Haseley Horticultural Society

Container Gardening

 

March 18

Chardstock Gardening Club

Permaculture

 

March 24

Lower Windrush Garden Club

Permaculture

 

March 26

Speen Garden Group

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

April 2

Hose Garden Club

Topical Tips

 

April 6

Harwell Gardeners' Club

Permaculture

 

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 5

Southmoor Gardening Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

May 12

Wing Garden Club

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

May 13

Chieveley Gardening Club

Container gardening

 

May 14

Chalfont St Giles Gardening Association

TBC

 

June 3

Kenilworth Horticultural Society

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens

 

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

 

June 30

Olney Garden Club

The Garden at York Gate, Leeds

 

July 16

Bourne End Horticultural Society

Right Plant, Right Place

 

August 4

Burbage Garden Club

Hostas

 

September 1

Tanworth-in-Arden Gardening Club

Hellebores

 

September 8

Winslow and District Gardening Society

Come into the Garden, Maud

 

September 16

Mickleton Gardening Club

TBC

 

September 21

Ramsey Horticultural Society

TBC

 

October 5

Broughton Gifford Gardening Sociey

March of the Women

 

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 19

Bitton Gardening Club

Trees

 

November 4

Pattishall Garden Club

TBC

 

November 11

Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Aston Clinton Horticultural Society

The March of the Women

 

November 13

Box Gardening Club

Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens

 

November 18

Kennington Horticultural Society

Plants for Shade

 

 

2021

March 3

Hanslope Garden Club

TBC

 

March 8

Burton Dassett Gardening Club

Roses

 

March 17

Bladon Gardening Club

TBC

 

June 10

Paulerspury Horticultural Sociey

Come into the Garden, Maud