Zoom into Somerset Gardens
Over the past year Zoom has come to the rescue in so many guises, and has been a saving grace for those giving lectures to gardening groups and clubs. Slightly late to the party, I’ve recently joined that number and have put together two lectures inspired by the experience of writing and researching Secret Gardens of Somerset.
I’ve presented both lectures to local audiences and had great feedback, so if you would like to book me to come and talk to your gardening club (either in person, when such things might be permitted, or via Zoom), please do get in touch with me via my contact form.
Currently I’m offering a 30-40 minute talk entitled Somerset: A County of Glorious Gardens, in which I explore why Somerset is such a great place to be a gardener, as well as giving an armchair tour of some of the rich variety of styles of garden that can be found in the county – from cottage gardens to cutting edge creations.
The other talk is a full hour’s presentation that explores Somerset Gardens & the Genius of the Place. In this talk I look at how some of Somerset’s most beautiful gardens exploit their landscape settings to create their own unique and beguiling ‘sense of place’. A talk that is as much about people as it is gardens and this being Somerset, sometimes that sense of place is not at all what you might expect!
Some audience feedback
“I loved the talk. She spoke really fluently, was engaging and introduced history and background to well known gardens as well as some secret gems I’d never heard of. Particularly good as many of us haven’t been able to visit gardens for a long time. Dying to know what the other 8 gardens are! Made me feel in the mood to do a garden tour of them all 🙂 if only I had the time.”
‘One of the best talks we have had’.
‘That was genuinely perfect – thank you so much!’