Sally is available to talk on a number of topics from gardening to smallholding. Three of her most popular talks are:  ‘The Resilient Garden’, ‘The Climate Change Garden’ and ‘Living on one acre or less’. Other topics include organic gardening,  gardening for biodiversity, wildlife gardening,  climate-friendly gardening,  coping with floods and drought, creating a kitchen garden, understanding soil and composting,  and peat-free gardening.

She aims to inspire and inform her audience, talking for about 50-60 minutes (or longer if required) followed by questions and answers. Her fee starts at £100 for local talks, with travel costs @40p/mile. She is happy to travel further afield

Sally has spoken at a number of events including RHS Hampton Court Flower Festival,  Toby Buckland Flower Festival, London  Permaculture Festival,  Edible Gardening Show, River Cottage Festival,  Royal Welsh Spring Festival   as well as many gardening and smallholder groups.  Sally and Empire Farm featured in Countryfile Spring Diaries in 2018. Sally was also a speaker at  the Northwest Pacific Flower and Garden Show, Seattle in February 2023  and  the Great Grow Along online festival in March 2023 along with her co-author Kim Stoddart.

Zoom talks  – Sally has given a number of Zoom talks. Zoom is proving popular with many societies, especially in winter when a zoom meeting avoids the need to travel. It has allowed Sally to talk to groups much further afield, such as the Aberdeen Botanic Gardens Society, Elvaston Garden Soc and Gloucestershire Organic Gardens.

Visit the walled garden – Sally is happy to give tours of her garden. The garden is open one or two days in summer and by invitation to larger groups, such as garden clubs.


15 April Fagus, Nailsea

17 April Codford, Wilts

21 April 4pm Spring Countryside Show at Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show Ground, Dorset

9 May Weston Garden Club

11 May  Food and Farming Literature Festival, FarmED, Chipping Norton

29 May Old Sarum

30 May – 1 June Bath and West Show near Shepton Mallet

2 July Calne

7 July London Permaculture Festival

9 July Portishead

17  July Mendip Garden Club

23 July Wedmore

13 September  Talk Yeo Valley Organic Gardens , Chew, Somerset – part of their Organic September event

21 September HPS Somerset at Taunton

2 October Clevedon Garden Club,. Somerset

17 October Dulverton Garden Club

12 November Lydford Garden Club

14 November Winscombe Garden Club

4 December Castle Cary


14 April Llanthony Garden Club  nr Abergavenny