About Rosemary Legrand...
Rosemary is a former nursery owner and daughter of the late George Hyde, who was a hybridist of azaleas and rhododendrons. Many of his award-winning hybrid plants can be seen at the Royal Horticultural Society’s gardens at Wisley, Surrey, the de Rothschild rhododendron gardens at Exbury, Hampshire, and the National Trust Gardens at Kingston Lacy in Dorset.
Rosemary had the honour of presenting H M The Queen with a collection of her late Father’s azaleas named after the Queen’s former Head Gardener, Fred Nutbeam, at Chelsea Flower Show in 1996.
Her enjoyment of photography is used to great effect in creating the atmosphere of the gardens she discusses in her range of illustrated talks. She has travelled extensively to gardens in many parts of the world to amass a substantial library of pictures.
Rosemary is an experienced public speaker and has given presentations to a wide range of organisations since 1992. She is regularly invited to lecture on Noble Caledonia cruise ships and land tours. She is on the RHS Speakers Register, is a NAFAS Area Speaker, and has written a number of contributions for RHS publications and the book, ‘1001 GARDENS YOU MUST SEE BEFORE YOU DIE’.
About Rosemary's Talks...
All talks are PowerPoint and approximately one hour. Full projection equipment is provided – excluding a screen. For large venues a microphone is requested. The talks have a wide appeal covering the culture, scenery and history of the area as well as the flora and fauna. Rosemary can sometimes fit in talks at short notice.
Talks can be delivered via virtual presentation – Zoom.
My fee is £80 plus travel at 45p per mile.