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 all...in depth horticultural knowledge

Harpenden Gardening Society

 

"We know Andrew as a very entertaining and knowledgeable speaker and he delivered his new talk in his usual highly engaging way."

New Waltham Garden Club

 

 

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!



Hellebores   
    The botany of these star performers and how to choose, grow and propagate them

Hostas   
    Essential in any garden – how to choose among the many fabulous varieties

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

 

 

CALENDAR

 

2024

 

January 18

Odell Gardening Club

"Do Your Roots Need Doing?"

 

January 27

Lincolnshire Hardy Plant Sociey

"Do Your Roots Need Doing?"

 

February 7

Watlington Gardening Club

Hellebores

 

February 10

Bucks and Oxon Hardy Plant Society

Love that Slug!

 

February 14

Brington and Nobottle Gardening Club

Roses

 

February 15

Corbridge Gardening Society

'Come into the Garden, Maud'

 

February 20

Evenley Gardening Society

Apples

 

February 28

Hertford U3A Gardens Group

"Pin Me to the Wall..."

 

March 12

Wharfedale Gardeners' Group

Roses

 

March 19

Bucks District Association

Apples

 

March 21

Yarnton Gardening Club

Plants as Pets

 

April 3

Wheathampstead Horticultural Society

Gardening in the 2020s

 

April 4

Hose Garden Club

Apples

 

April 8

Wyche and Colwall Horticultural Society

TBC

 

April 10

Aynho Gardening Club

Gardening in the 2020s

 

April 16

Highworth Gardening Club

"Pin Me to the Wall..."

 

April 17

Great Brickhill GardeningClub

Gardening in the 2020s

 

April 25

New Waltham GardenClub

Gardening in the 2020s

May 8

Coventry Women's Horticultural Society

TBC

 

May 16

Somerby and District Horticultural Society

Container gardening

 

May 28

Southport Chyrsanthemum and Gardening Society

"Pin Me to the Wall..."

 

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

Hellebores

 

September 3 

Kinble and Ellesborough Horticultural Sociey

Do Your Roots Need Doing?

 

September 18 (afternoon) 

Market Rasen U3A

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

October 9

Stoke Goldington Gardeners' Club

Right Plant, Right Place

 

October 16

Castle Eaton Gardening Club

Plants for Free!

 

October 17

Tredington Garden Club

Plants as Pets

 

October 23

Hertford U3A Gardens Group

Right Plant, Right Place

November 1

Market Bosworth Gardening Club

"Do Your Roots Need Doing?"

 

November 13

Lechlade Gardening Club

Permaculture

 

November 21

Wolston Garden Club

Shakespeare's Plants & Gardens

 

November 28 (afternoon)

Burford & District Horticulatural Society

Roses

 

 

 

2025

January 11

Plant Heritage, Goucester Group (with Cotswold Cottage Garden Group)

Hellebores

 

January 14

Ebrington & District Gardening Club

Roses

 

January 16

Odell Garden Club

Hellebores

 

January 20

Cropwell Bishop Gardening Club

TBC

 

February 12

Welford Gardening Club

'Do Your Roots Need Doing?'

 

February 25

Odell Garden Club

Gardening in the 2020s

 

February 27

Hagbourne Garden Club

Gardening in the 2020s

 

March 4

Southmoor & Kingston Bagpuize Gardeniing Club

TBC

 

March 18

Biddenham Gardeners' Association

The garden at York Gate, Leeds

 

March 25

Hopwas Garden Club

Hellebores

 

April 2 

Bourtons Gardening Club

Unkindest Cut

 

April 9 

Sibford Gower Horticultural Society

Shakespears's Plants & Gardens

 

April 15 

Oakley Gardening Club

Fuchsias

 

April 24 

Bledlow Ridge Horticultural Society

TBC

 

May 8

Cheltenham Horticultural Sociey

Container Gardening

 

May 12

Adel Gardeners' Club

Topical Tips for May

 

May 21

Lancs & NW Cottage Garden Society

'Pin Me to the Wall...'

 

June 4

Watlington Gardening Club

Plants for Shade

 

July 16

Royal Leamington Spa Horticultural Society

Gardening in the 2020s

 

September 8

Nettleton Garden Club

TBC

 

September 11

Rowney Green Horticultural Society

TBC

 

October 1

Wheathampstead Horticultural Society

Shakespeare's Plants & Gardens

 

October 14

Winslow & District Gardening Society

Gardening in the 2020s

 

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