Andrew Mikolajski
Andrew Mikolajski

To book a talk, please send an email or use the contact form. Most can be given as

Zoom presentations


“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


[A] delightful presentation delivered with great panache, wit, style  but above depth horticultural knowledge

Harpenden Gardening Society



Talks, demos and workshops

NEW Do your roots need doing?   Good root growth is essential for healthy and productive plants. How can you be sure your plants are performing well under ground when you can't even see them

NEW Gardening in the 2020s   Adapting to a changing climate and the movement away from use of pesticides, fungicides and weedkillers

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!

    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

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

Conifers  Their botany and history, how to choose, plant and care for them, and their place in garden design

Plants as pets   Choosing and caring for houseplants

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


*Not suitable for Zoom






January 9

Adel Gardeners' Club


January 10

Ockbrook and Borrowash Gardeners' Club

Plants for Shade

January 17

Oakely Gardening Club


January 18

Mickleton Gardening Club


January 19

Bledlow Ridge Horticultural Society


February 6

Harwell Gardening Club


February 8

Appleton & Eaton Gardening Club

Shakespeare's Plants & Gardens

February 14

Long Buckbv Gardening Club

Plants as Pets

February 16

Welford Gardening Club


February 18

Somersham Garden Club

Right Plant, Right Place

February 27

Sulgrave Gardening Club

"Pin Me to the Wall..."


March 7

Tanworth-in-Arden Gardening Club


March 13

Denton and District Gardening Club

'Do Your Roots Need Doing"

March 22

Kennington Horticultural Society

Plants for Shade

March 23

Hagbourne Garden Club

"Pin Me to the Wall..."

March 28

Textile History Group

March of the Women


April 6

Hose Garden Club

Container Gardening

April 13

Prestwood Gardening Club

Right Plant, Right Place

April 17

Burton Dassett Gardening Club


April 19

Leamington Spa Horticultural Society


April 20

Clifton Gardening Club


April 27

Kinver Horticultural Society



May 4 (morning)

Perennial Gardening Club

The Gardens of Lamport Hall

May 9

Winslow & District Gardening Society

Plants for Shade

May 16

Biddenham Gardeners' Association


May 22

Mawsley Gardening for All

Come in the Garden, Maud

June 8

Blunsdon Village Garden Club

Right Plant, Right Place

June 13

Wing Garden Club

Plants for Shade

June 15

Bollington & District Horticultural Society

"Do Your Roots Need Doing?"


July 20

Odell Gardening Club



September 4 (afternoon)

Barwell Garden Club

Right Plant, Right Place

September 5

Kingston Bagpuize and Southmoor Gardening Club


September 12

Marlow & District Horticultural Society

Shakespeare's Plants & Gardens

September 27

Cookham Dean Horticultural Society

Do Your Roots Need Doing?


October 3

Great Haseley Gardening Club

Plants for Free!

October 4

Barrow upon Soar Gardening Club

Plants for Free!

October 10

Harpenden Gardening Society

Topical Tips

October 17

Abingdon Horticultural Society

Gardening in the 2020s

October 19

Wolstron Garden Club



November 1

Stathern Gardening Club

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

November 7

Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society


November 8

Wolverhamton Horticultural Society (with Tendershoots Garden Network)

'Do Your Roots Need Doing?'

November 16

Bledlow Ridge Horticultural Society

Gardens of the USA

November 28

North Leigh Gardening Society

Gardening in the 2020s


December 11

Heyford Garden Club







January 18

Odell Gardening Club



January 27

Lincolnshire Hardy Plant Sociey

"Do Your Roots Need Doing?"


February 7

Watlington Gardening Club



February 20

Evenley Gardening Society



March 12

Wharfedale Gardeners' Group



March 21

Yarnton Gardening Club

Plants as Pets


April 3

Wheathampstead Horticultural Society

Gardening in the 2020s


April 4

Hose Garden Club



April 8

Wyche and Colwall Horticultural Society



April 10

Aynho Gardening Club



May 8

Coventry Women's Horticultural Society



May 16

Somerby and District Horticultural Society

Container gardening


May 29

Southport Chyrsanthemum and Gardening Society



June 6

Ballinger Horticultural Society

The March of the Women


June 27

Amersham Gardening Association

Shakespeare's Plants & Gardens


June 28

Tettenhall Gardening Club

Shakespeare's Plants & Gardens


August 28

Grove Garden and Local History Club

Gardening in the 2020s


September 2 (afternoon)

Barwell Gardening Club



October 9

Stoke Goldington Gardeners' Club

Right Plant, Right Place


October 16

Castle Eaton Gardening Club

Plants for Free!


November 1

Market Bosworth Gardening Club

Do your roots need doing?


November 13

Lechdale Gardening Club



November 28 (afternoon)

Burford & District Horticulatural Society







May 12

Adel Gardeners' Club

Topical Tips for May

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