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The Northern Neck Master Gardeners’ Speaker's Bureau has provided experienced and knowledgeable speakers to local organizations for a number of years. They offer presentations on a wide range of horticultural topics, including:

  • Basics of Pruning
  • Container Gardening
  • Flora of the Coastal Plain for Honey Bees
  • Herbs in History:  17th and 18th Century Herb Usage
  • Managing your Shoreline: The Shoreline Evaluation Program
  • Native Plants for the Northern Neck
  • Plant Propagation
  • Pleasing and Productive: The Flowering Kitchen Garden
  • Proper Techniques for Planting Trees and Shrubs
  • Rain Gardens, Rain Barrels: Water Quality and Water Conservation for Chesapeake Bay Homeowners
  • The Glories of the Fall Garden
  • The Threat of Invasive Aliens
  • There’s More to Bees than Honey: The Role of Native Bees
  • Vermiculture – Put those Worms to Work!
  • Winterizing your Garden

Organizations are encouraged to request subjects of particular interest to their members, and NNMG will try to find a speaker to address these needs.

To request a speaker call:

Harriet Chinn,                                                                           Chairperson, NNMG Speaker's Bureau                                                                                      (804) 493-0246


Please try to give at least a month’s advance notice.


Master Gardener Sue Lindsey makes a presentation to the Rappahannock Garden Club.


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