Jacquie Felix-Mitchell

Location: Torquay, Devon
About me...

I’m a PR professional turned Garden Design Consultant. I design gardens of all sizes throughout Devon and the South West. An English and European Graduate I worked in PR and Communications for over 25 years, for a range of organisations, and was a BBC Journalist. My passion for all things garden led to me qualifying in Garden Design at Bicton College. I have also studied Practical Horticulture at RHS Rosemoor in North Devon. I am a Member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture. I give talks for a range of audiences, including  – but not limited to – Women’s Institutes, Garden Clubs and others. I use Powerpoint for my Talks, for which a projector and screen are required. All talks can also be Stand Alone. A table is also required.

About my Talks...

I give talks on Garden Design, and am also a Motivational  / After Dinner and Conference Speaker. I give Powerpoint and ‘Stand Alone’ talks. I am willing to travel throughout Devon, and in some cases, beyond.


I charge £50 for a 45 minute talk within a ten miles of Torquay. Beyond that radius I charge an additional 50p per mile. I am willing to travel throughout Devon.
The Fee for the Garden Lunch Talk, which is held in my home is £20 per person (Minimum of two people, Maximum of six). The Talk includes a home cooked lunch with homegrown produce where available.
The fee for individually tailored talks is £100 within ten miles of Torquay. Beyond that I charge an additional 50p per mile for travel expenses.

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Principles of Garden Design

Public Speaker in Devon Jacquie Felix-Mitchell presents her talk Principles of Garden Design

Do you look at your garden and wonder how you could make it look more pleasing to the eye? Want to know what plants would work best in your outdoor space you have, or how to make it work better for you?  As a qualified Garden Designer, in this talk I’ll take you through the basic principles of garden design to help create beautiful and practical gardens. Those feeling inspired after the talk, have the opportunity to book a design consultation for their own garden.


Powerpoint presentation, that can also be done as a Stand Alone.

From PR Professional to Garden Designer – a Story of Passion

A Story of Passion - Jacquie Felix

This talk looks at my journey from PR professional to garden designer. I talk about my work in Publishing in 80’s London, working for a large Metropolitan Borough Council, an Internationally renowned Art’s College and Communications work for the Ministry of Justice. I discuss my growing passion for garden design and how an Architect acquaintance recommended formal study in garden design, and what happened next.


Can be done as a Powerpoint or a Stand Alone presentation.







Life After Fifty – What to do with my Fabulous Self!

Jacquie Felix -Mitchell  - Life After Fifity What to do with myf Fabulous Self and Motivational

So I’ve had the amazing career, my daughter has flown the nest, and my husband splits his time between teaching Physics, being a yoga teacher, playing golf, being a musician and being on the allotment. What about me? What do I do? Time to reinvent myself! A lot of fifty plus women find themselves in this situation, so this is a motivational, humorous talk to encourage others to find their splendid new self.


A talk, which includes music, poetry and drama. Stand Alone presentation, which can also include some Powerpoint content.

Garden Lunch Talks

Windchimes next to owners home

A talk for two to four people held at my home in Wellswood, Torquay. We look at plants in my town garden whilst considering aspects of garden design. This is followed by a garden design presentation and a delicious home made lunch seated around my vintage kitchen table. You are welcome to bring pictures of your own garden for general discussion.

Motviational, After Dinner and Conference Talks

Motivational Speaker in Devon Jacquie Felix-Mitchell.

Individually tailored to reflect your event.

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