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English Garden Lectures

 Book our garden speaker for 2024 or beyond.

    Carol Chernega has visited dozens of English gardens over the past 30 years, including a two-month stint working in Jane Austen's garden.  This experience has given her both practical experience and inspiration for creating new gardens. 



How to Create an English Garden

Carol frequently gets requests to create an English-style garden.  But what is an English garden? 

In this lecture, you'll learn how to add English garden style to your own garden through visits to outstanding British gardens.  The slide show and commentary will take you to the walled garden of Jane Austen's Chawton Cottage, the inviting seating area at Chartwell (Winston Churchill's home) the renowned 'White Garden' of Vita Sackville-West's Sissinghurst, and lots more. You'll get practical tips for adding a touch of English style to your own garden, as well as plenty of inspirational photos to get your creative juices flowing.                             

    Carol also lectures on the following topics: 

bulletSeven Mistakes Home Gardeners Make
bulletThe Secret Gardens of England
bulletDigging into Jane Austen's Garden
bulletThe Literary Gardens of England
bulletOrnamental Grasses

    Topics can be tailored to fit your group's interests.  Most lectures run 60 minutes and include a slide presentation.  Lecture fee starts at $165 per hour plus expenses.