I have a busy career as a gardening author, lecturer and speaker. For details of my books and articles, please go to Writing. Most recently, I have been a horticultural adviser on the new edition of the RHS A–Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants.
I have taught garden design and RHS certificate at Warwickshire College, and garden history at the English Gardening School.
I can arrange one-off events at Lamport Hall for interested groups – depending on the size of the group, this can be a half-day or summer evening visit to include talk, garden tour, question and answer session with light refreshments. Smaller groups can consider or a bespoke full-day course or workshop with lunch. Possible topics include garden design, garden history and plant propagation.
Day visits to the gardens of Lamport Hall and nearby Kelmarsh Hall – including lunch at Lamport – for groups of 20-30 can be organised by arrangement. Please contact me for more details of these.
“One of the best day visits organised for Clifton Garden Club – all thanks to Andrew” – Daphne Allan, Clifton upon Dunsmore Garden Club
Andrew has contributed to the following books
RHS A–Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants (Dorling Kindersley)
RHS Pruning Plant by Plant (Dorling Kindersley)
RHS Plants for Shade (Dorling Kindersley)
World Encyclopedia of Apples (Anness Publishing)
1001 Garden Questions Answered (Anness Publishing)
Encyclopedia of Garden Pests and Diseases (Anness Publishing)
An Encyclopedia of Garden Plants (Anness Publishing)
Garden Design (Robert Hale)
Container Gardening (Flame Tree)
What to Do When in Your Garden (Flame Tree)
New Plant Library (Anness): Fuchsias, Water Plants, Old Roses, Hostas, Clematis, Climbing Roses, Conifers, Heathers, Modern Roses, Lilies, Camellias, Orchids, Small Trees
Gardening Essentials (Anness): Pruning Success, Perfect Patios and Terraces, Hanging Baskets, Glorious Scent in the Garden, Gardening Tasks through the Year
Busy Gardener’s Problem Solver (Marshall)
In French (all Marabout):
Topiaires et Sculptures végétales
Pois de senteur
Hellébores ou Roses de Noël
Gardens Illustrated, Intelligent Life, Historic Gardens Review, Garden Centre Retail, Slate.com