Because so many people are passionate about Barnsdale Gardens, its legacy and what we stand for, we are often asked to talk at groups or societies. These talks are given by Nick Hamilton, Geoff's son and owner of Barnsdale, and usually last at least an hour, although they can be tailored to fit your particular requirements. They can take place either during the day or in the evening.
Virtual talks via Zoom are available. Please contact us for details.
There is a standard charge for the talk/demonstration and charge expenses separately, so distance is no object.
For further information on any of the following talks/demonstrations and prices, please contact us.
Gardening demonstrations and talks can include the following subjects:
Barnsdale - the television years
Barnsdale after Geoff (1996-present day)
Life with Geoff
Perfect autumn perennials
Stunning autumn shrubs
Spectacular autumn trees
Essential trees and shrubs for a winter garden
Spring into spring – plants to give spring interest
Must have summer perennials
Essential summer flowering shrubs
Gardening in shade
Drought tolerant plants
How to have vegetables all year round
Penstemon – varieties, growing techniques and aftercare
Preparing your garden for winter
Hemerocallis – varieties, growing techniques and aftercare
What goes into a flower show?
Wildlife – the good, the bad and the ugly
Vegetative plant propagation –softwood, semi-ripe, hardwood and root cuttings