Anne began her public speaking career when requested to address a group attended by one of her students a few years before she retired as a part-time lecturer at a Capel Manor Horticultural College to care for her late husband. Speaking engagements enabled Anne to pass on her knowledge, humour and work flexibly around nursing her husband. With his help her appearances on the talk circuit flourished and kept him occupied running the diary. As she enjoys it she has carried on and is often asked to return.
Anne specialised in running Therapeutic Horticulture for severe physical disabilities for over 20 years. She has helped staff the College Chelsea Flower Show stand so perhaps you might have met. At the beginning of her horticultural career Anne spent 4 years in charge of propagation at a Nursery in Essex where many of the staff had learning disabilities. She has worked as a Garden Designer for 20 years designing both public and private gardens. When planning a garden she encourages & involves the owners so that they learn about how to maintain the garden created themselves. She is still working as a landscape and horticultural consultant creating a woodland cemetery from scratch.
Her other passion is cooking & writing recipes for Coeliacs and her book the Kosher Coeliacs Passover Cookbook was published in the States.
About her Talks...
All the talks are Adobe computer presentations with many original photos. They last about 50-60 minutes with questions but can be altered easily as there is no script. Anne has spoken in many types of venues from small village halls to large hotels. Groups have included, Horticultural Groups, Arts & Antiques Groups, Historical Societies, Women’s Institute, Women’s Clubs, National Trust, Church/Synagogue Groups, the U3A as well as Masonic & Probus events including after-dinner engagements. She has also been the key note speaker for the National Federation of Women’s Clubs at their Annual Conference.
Anne will bring her own equipment: tablet, leads and projector. Please can you to provide a wall or screen plus a table. If you prefer can use your equipment and bring a memory stick.
Talks are £70 (if over an hour from my base £80) plus reasonable travelling expenses (45p/mile) or train fare. Located in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire but happy to travel to within the London area as well as Hertfordshire, Essex, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and further if you know of a local budget hotel. Other localities may also be available so that friends/relatives could be visited.
Happy to fill in at short notice if available.