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All talks are slide shows with narrative, approximately one hour in length. If you're interested in booking, please email us at
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Available Titles include:

Little Hostas

(Kathy Shadrack, speaker)
The charm of very small and mini hostas – an exploration of growing the smallest hostas; special cultural needs, container growing and selections.

Eric Smith: Master Hybridizer

(Mike Shadrack, speaker)
An in-depth look at the life and works of this famous British plant hybridizer, known for his work with perennials, especially hostas and for his association with the famous gardens at Hadspen House.

Chelsea Flower Show

(Mike Shadrack, speaker)
A review of the history, organization, set-up and ambiance of the world's best and most famous flower show.(this talk can exceed one hour)

A Wander Through English Gardens

(Mike Shadrack, speaker)
A lighthearted tour through the gardening obsession in the UK showing famous as well as private gardens.

'H 2O' (Hosta, Hemerocallis and Others)

(Mike Shadrack, speaker)
A look at the organization of horticulture in the UK.

Hostas in the English Garden

(Mike Shadrack, speaker)
A review of English gardens and how hostas feature in English gardening.

Hosta: The Flowering Foliage Plant

(Mike Shadrack, speaker)
A talk geared to gardening clubs and plant society members. An introduction to the joys of hostas.

Hosta Photography

(Mike Shadrack, speaker)
A simple talk about getting the best from your photographic equipment when photographing hostas and other plants by a dinosaur who is still using slide film.

Eight English Gardens

(Mike Shadrack, speaker)
A tour of four pairs of gardens in different corners of southeast England, each with entirely different gardening styles and contents.

Shady Characters

(Kathy Shadrack, speaker)
a talk on shade-loving perennials, common and not-so common, for your garden.