Martin has built excellent working relationships with many businesses over the years
and offers a valuable range of roles.
Advisor & Ambassador
As an experienced garden writer Martin is happy to contribute to company websites, blogs and newsletters. He has worked with several companies over the years as their horticultural advisor and in the development of new products.
Cobra Garden – Martin currently works with Cobra Garden who manufacture a wide range of petrol, electric and cordless garden and lawn care equipment. Martin trials and presents informational and promotional videos featuring their products for consumer and trade use.
New for 2018 Cobra in partnership with Garden Answers magazine are running a national garden competition called The Gardeners’ Garden 2018 in which Martin is delighted to be one of the judges. Readers have the chance to win £2250.00 worth of garden prizes. For details to enter – www.gardenanswersmagazine.co.uk
Royal Horticultural Society
Judging – As an experienced accredited RHS judge Martin can be found at most RHS shows, including Chelsea, Malvern, Chatsworth, Hampton Court and Tatton: clipboard and marking paddles in hand. He thoroughly enjoys the process of judging, both nursery exhibits and show gardens.
Committees – Martin sits on two RHS committees – The Tender Ornamental Plant Committee and the Gardens Committee that advises and oversees the development of the society’s gardens.
Garden Advisor – As part of Martin’s committee work he is also one of the Garden Advisors at RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate. He is very proud to be involved with this iconic northern garden and to work with the dedicated garden team there..
Shows & events
Martin has been a regular at several flower shows and gardening events for a number of years where he hosts gardening talks, gives practical demonstrations and sits on Q&A panels. The combination of his broad gardening knowledge, friendly delivery and sense of humour make him a popular choice with show and event organisers. He’s performed at all types of venue from large flowers shows, to plant fairs, stately homes to a cathedral and even a holiday camp!
During 2018 Martin will be hosting gardening theatres and giving talks at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival, RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, Gardening Scotland, Royal Three Counties Show, RHS Harlow Carr Flower Show, The Great Yorkshire Show, The Chorley Flower Show and the Malvern Autumn Show.
He’s never happier than when he’s talking to a gardening audience!