** Covid 19 **

Venues over 30 miles – daytime or via Zoom only at present

Bill Laws is a regular speaker at gardens clubs, U3A groups, history societies, literary festivals and horticultural shows in the UK and abroad. Bookings:

Plants That Changed the Course of History – Bill shares his top ten favourites from the tulip and sunflower to that king of the vegetable patch, the potato.

Artists’ Gardens – from Barbara Hepworth and Frida Kahlo to Patrick Heron, Johannes Larsen, Claude Monet and others.

A Curious History of Vegetables – A lighthearted look into guinea gardens, allotments, vegetable aphrodisiacs, onions johnnies and the rest.

Miss Jekyll’s Daisy Grubber – the story of garden tools from scythes and scarecrows to George Bernard Shaw’s best spade.

Our Glorious Gardens – the story of the garden told through five plants: the rose, lavender, apple, bean and a final surprise. (Photo: Abby)

The White Stuff – Bill delves into the country milk trade to meet milkmaids and milkmen, munition workers and nursing mums, Milky Bar Kids and chocolateers.

A Countryside At War – how one rural shire, Herefordshire, managed its Home Front through two World Wars.