Courses & Events

Courses & Events


Matthew can often be found travelling around the country (and abroad!) to give lectures and talks about horticulture and gardening; judge at horticultural shows; host and attend corporate and after dinner events; and of course in his role as a panelist on Radio 4's Gardeners Question Time.

If you would be interested in booking Matthew for a talk, lecture, flower or garden show, horticultural event, corporate work, after dinner speaking or award ceremony hosting please do get in touch!

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We are delighted to be kicking off a series of events at Tong Garden Centre in Bradford this spring.  

Join Matthew for practical and inspirational courses aimed at increasing your gardening knowledge and confidence.  Each course will offer a mix of practical and theory with Matthew sharing his experience, hints and tips on a variety of hot gardening topics.

During the first workshop, Planning Perfect Planting, which takes place on Tuesday 24th April 2018, Matthew will share his knowledge and reveal tricks of the trade including how to choose the right plants for the right places; how to balance structural planting with flowering and textural plants and how to create year round interest and seasonal showstoppers.

The second workshop, on Tuesday 15th May 2018, is a Pruning Masterclass, tackling a topic that some of us find challenging. It will include advice on the best pruning kit and how to look after it; what, when and how to prune; how to achieve special effects; giving old plants a new lease of life and de-mystifying rose pruning.

Tickets for each of the half day courses, which run from 9.30am to 12.30pm, cost £55 per person and are available to book online.