Are you a member of a gardening club or horticultural society?

Our Speaker Panel is one of our long-standing fundraising activities and features an inspirational selection of professional horticulturists, who all donate their time and fees to Perennial.

At the heart of horticulture for over 180 years, Perennial is the only UK charity that supports people working in and retired from the industry including their families, in times of need. We provide free, confidential advice, support and financial assistance to people of all ages. Our help extends to a wide range of horticulture trades such as gardeners, nursery staff, parks & groundscare staff, botanists, landscapers and many more horticulture professions.

The Perennial Speaker Panel is one of our many fundraising activities and all speakers donate their time and fees to the charity. By booking a talk you will be supporting professional horticulturists who find themselves in difficulty and your group will be provided with an entertaining and informative presentation.

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Panel of Speakers

Ray Broughton (Winchester, Hampshire)

Benjamin Pope (Petersfield, West Sussex)

Stuart Lees (Hook, Hampshire)

Martin Duncan (Arundel, West Sussex)

Neil Miller (Croydon, Surrey)

Iain Pentney (London)

Thomas Stone (Eastleigh, Hampshire)

David Wyndham Lewis (London) – NEW!

Guided Tours – Behind the scenes at Hampton Court

Martin Einchcomb (East Molesey, Surrey)

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Perennial – our history and our work

Perhaps your group would like to know more about Perennial  as a charity? We have a fascinating history and the work that we do is interesting and varied.

Our team has some availability to talk to groups about what we do, and how we do it. You’ll hear about some of the challenges we face, and the people that we help. You’ll learn about the major milestones in our timeline, the people involved and some of the highlights of working in such a wonderful industry. For more information, contact us today.

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To Book a Perennial Speaker

Our speakers are volunteers who donate their time and fees to Perennial.

We request a minimum donation of £75 per talk. In addition, travel expenses are payable directly to the speaker on the night and are calculated at 45p per mile – please check the speaker’s location prior to booking.

Gardeners’ Questions Panel

Perennial is delighted to offer horticultural societies, gardening clubs and groups the chance to book your own Gardeners’ Questions Panel. The panel will consist of two or three experts who are happy to answer questions on a broad range of gardening subjects and topics whilst providing an entertaining and informative evening for your group or society.

Gardeners’ Questions Panel fee: £120 for two speakers, £150 for three speakers.

Please note that panel members will vary according to availability.

To arrange your speaker please contact James Burns at Perennial on 07946 055 848 or email jburns@perennial.org.uk.

Thank you for your support.

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Dorset

Jurassic Coast Weekend


WHEN: 7 – 9 May 2021 / 3– 5 September 2021

Registration fee £80 (non refundable) Fundraising Target £600


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Wales

Snowdon by Night


WHEN: 21 – 22 August 2021

Registration fee £48 (non refundable) Fundraising Target £350


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