Jim is a natural speaker who is equally at home talking to large audiences and small gardening clubs. He regularly co-hosts the gardening show “Dig It” on BBC Radio Surrey/Sussex.

His stories are always interesting and amusing. He recounts his interactions with the late Queen Mother, his life managing the Central Royal Parks and as an RHS judge. His wealth of knowledge on horticulture is boundless, which he passionately shares with his audience.

Jim is the RHS most experienced judge and judges at RHS Chelsea, Hampton Court, Tatton Park to name a few of the prestigious ones. He also enjoys judging at grass roots level at local flower shows, schools and allotments.

  • What People Say

    “I have had so much great feedback from members on how much they enjoyed your talk. I was fascinated and could have listened all night.”

    – Fagus, Gardening Club

  • What People Say

    “I think most people would agree that it was one of the most enjoyable talk we have ever had.”

    – Charing Gardeners Society

  • What People Say

    “What a marvellous evening’s entertainment you gave us at Ninfield. Full of humour and interest. All the many comments I received were of great admiration and pleasure.”

    – NFG

  • What People Say

    “It was such an interesting talk and the slides brought it all to life. We were totally absorbed by your tales of life in the parks and I know how much everyone enjoyed it.”

    – Friends of Jubilee Park

Amongst the topics Jim’s talks cover are:

Central Royal Parks, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Clarence House, Buckingham Palace and Greenwich Park.
The World Garden Lullingstone.
Britain in Bloom – a tour with a national judge.
65 years in horticulture.

As well as general questions and answers on horticulture.

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