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by Maureen Little
Maureen is available to give talks to clubs, societies and organisations.
Current talks are listed below.
Please note: there is no availability for 2023, and 2024 is filling up fast.
Now taking bookings for 2025.
KEEP YOUR GARDEN BUZZING
If you want to know which plants to grow in your garden to attract and sustain
insect pollinators - including all kinds of bees, butterflies and moths and other insects -
this talk is for you.
Based on her new book (published in May 2023), and drawing on wide research, her own experiences of gardening and beekeeping, Maureen will share her knowledge about what type of plants best meet pollinators’ needs.
THE BUZZ ABOUT HONEY BEES
How do bees make honey?
Why do honey bees collect pollen?
What plants are best for honey bees?
What happens to honey bees in the winter?
Find out the answer to these, and lots of other honey bee questions,
in Maureen’s fascinating talk.
And you’ll have the opportunity to taste different types of honey, too!
PAPER, PEN AND POLLINATORS!
Designing a Pollinator-friendly Border
This talk is ideal if you would like to design a beautiful border, and make it a haven for our buzzy friends at the same time.
Knowing which plants are best for insect pollinators, and having been a professional garden designer, Maureen is well-placed to give you some insider hints and tips.
TO SCARBOROUGH FAIR – AND BEYOND
Find out about how to grow and use some common – and more unusual – culinary herbs
in this richly illustrated talk.
Feel, smell and taste a range of herbs from basil to winter savory - and lots in between!
GARDENS IN ART
From Ancient Rome to 21st Century Cumbria (!) see how gardens
have been depicted in art over the centuries.
Clubs and Societies
£150 (+ travel and, if necessary, accommodation – as below)
Events (eg Flower Shows)
please contact Maureen with your requirements
Car: 45 per mile, as per AA Routeplanner
Other – rail/taxi: charged at cost
ACCOMMODATION – if necessary
Client to make booking (such as Premier Inn or equivalent)
and pay for in advance
In the first instance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or use the form on the 'Contact Page' to check Maureen's availability.