DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC I AM OFFERING TALKS VIA ZOOM. WHEN GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS ALLOW, I SHALL BE RESUMING LIVE LECTURES IF ASKED. Please continue to contact me for both live and zoomed talks. Thank you.
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I would be delighted to speak to your gardening club, horticultural society, WI, Hardy Plant Society, National Trust, or Plant Heritage county group, or village society. If you would like to hear me speak please contact me on this email address:
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“Thank you, on behalf of all of us at last night’s meeting for such an interesting, lively and enjoyable evening. You have a knack for managing to hold an audience in the palm of your hand whilst imparting interesting and educational information at the same time.” Booking Secretary, Worcestershire Group September 2017 after hearing “Two for the price of One”
“Exciting, exemplary, entertaining, energetic, erudite, enlightening, excellent – just a few words to describe the wonderful talk that you gave to the club last night! It really was first class talk which we all enjoyed so much. Full of knowledge, humour and fab photos too! Definitely one of the best talks we’ve had. I do hope that you will make a return visit in the future” Booking Secretary, Cambridgeshire May 2017 after hearing “Bordering on Insanity”
” I just wanted to thank you once again on a lovely talk with such entertaining delivery. The information, hints, and tips added on the way were not missed. The feedback from the audience “the best you have every booked in my opinion” said one, ‘what a wonderful talk” with many other complimentary statements. You have given the forthcoming speakers a very high level to match you.” Booking secretary Berkshire May 2017 after hearing “On top but never in control”
“If you haven’t heard him, his lectures are the equivalent of sparkling vintage champagne’ Val Bourne (Oxford Times 3 July 2014)
“We the committee have had such wonderful comments made about the talk (Blaze of Glory) you gave us, so much enjoyed for pure entertainment, wonderfully amusing and also for the most informative and enjoyable delivery. It was such successful evening and we thank you enormously” Secretary of a Gloucestershire Gardening Club after hearing a talk in March 2016
“Thank you so much for giving us such a delightful and interesting talk last night. I’ve had lots of favourable comments from our members, in fact one said we should have had a coffee break and a second hour” Secretary of an Buckinghamshire Gardening Club after hearing the talk on “Euphorbias” in March 2016
“We always enjoy your talks but thought that this was your best ever!” Secretary of an Oxfordshire Gardening Club after hearing the new talk on “Scent in the Garden” in February 2016
You gave us a truly fantastic evening – it was amazing to see our lot so animated at the end of one of our meetings. It gave the club a real boost – we decided we needed a treat & we got just that on Wednesday. I hope we can have another of your talks in the near future.“ Secretary of a gardening group in Hertfordshire 2015
“On behalf of the Horticultural Society, I would like to thank you for a really interesting and entertaining talk on Wednesday. You’re an inspiration and no doubt we will see you again in the future.” Secretary of a Hort. Soc. in Oxfordshire 2015
“On behalf of our Group I would like to send our grateful thanks for the splendid lecture you gave us on Saturday – it made for a perfect and memorable celebration of our 25th anniversary and was absolutely ‘spot-on'” Secretary of a horticultural society in Cumbria 2015
“The members very much enjoyed your talk this afternoon. Someone remarked to me after wards how lucky your students are, having such an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher, and he hoped they appreciated it. That for me says it all! You may have gathered that today was the first talk I had arranged, having recently taken over as Speaker Finder and you have set a bench mark that will be difficult to maintain.” Secretary of a National Trust local association 2014
“We made a great choice in having you as our speaker on Sunday. Not only were you very efficient in every way, your set-up and slides were excellent as was the content of your talk, plus the fact that I had no complaints about ‘not being able to hear’ from any of our members! I have had numerous complimentary comments and even a few letters telling me how entertaining and instructive your talk was. It seemed to hit the right note without being at all ‘preachy’.” Secretary of County Gardening Group 2015
Thank you so much for such a fantastic talk last night; you really bright the room to life, nobody yawned let alone nodded off! We are already looking forward to you coming back. I’d like to tell you that you are at the top of our speaker list and you count as a friend of our society. Keeping a room full of gardeners enthralled takes some doing and many don’t so it is always a pleasure to hear your words of wisdom delivered with a healthy dose of humour, Buckinghamshire Gardening Club secretary 2015
“Timothy Walker was brilliant in the plant dissections, taking the time to talk to me and my partner about plant genetics in relation to the plants we were drawing. Timothy was also a fantastic lecturer – so passionate and engaging and I could hear every word.” Oxford Biology Undergraduate 2014
“I found the trip around the botanic gardens terrific, largely due to Mr Walker’s sheer enthusiasm: I am not really a plant person (though being converted at the moment) and on top of that it was grey, wet, generally miserable and flu was just starting, so to entertain me and further interest me in plants was very impressive.” Oxford Biology Undergraduate 2013