Pip Smith

Location: Droitwich, Worcestershire
About me...

I’m a garden designer with over 13 years experience working as a professional horticulturist. Trained to degree level in horticulture at Pershore College, I have achieved an MA in Landscape Architecture with distinction, from Birmingham City University. I have held the post of Head Gardener at several private and public gardens, I most recently worked at the highly acclaimed Wollerton Old Hall in Shropshire. I enjoy public speaking and have spoken to garden groups and societies for several years. I consider myself to be a confident and engaging speaker.

About my Talks...

Talks can be in person or virtually via zoom. All last for 1 hour and include a Q&A session afterwards. Most include an accompanying handout/plant list which can be supplied by PDF prior to the lecture date.

All my talks contain high-quality resolution images. I the talk is given in person (rather than zoom) I require  a table and screen/blank wall to project onto.


Monday – Thursday £150 (inc. VAT)

Friday – Sunday £175 (inc. VAT)

(travel expenses charged at 45p per mile + VAT)

My Contact Details:

01905 928438

In the Bleak Midwinter

Design tips and plant suggestions to help provide winter interest in your garden

The Drought Resilient Garden

Our climate is changing and our gardens must change with it. How can we adapt our gardening ways and planting style to cope with prolonged dry weather.

The Fragrant Gardener

Gardens can be fragrant all year round with scent throughout the seasons. This popular talk highlights many garden favourites as well as some lesser known plants, all perfect for providing a fragrant boost to your garden. There is something for everyone, even Hyacinth Bucket!

The Beginners Guide to Garden Design

This talk is a prefect beginners guide to garden design. Whether you need some help and tips on rejigging an existing layout, or maybe you’re starting from scratch, this talk will help you through the process. Full of lots of inspiration, you’ll be eager to get started on improving your own!







Tales from a former Head Gardener

An engaging lecture regaling Pip’s time as a Head Gardener in three different gardens. Full of interesting facts and light anecdotes, this enjoyable lecture shows what it is really like to be in charge of a garden!

Pip Smith Contact Details:

01905 928438

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