Rosemary Legrand

Location: Ferndown, Dorset
About Rosemary Legrand...

Rosemary is a former nursery owner and daughter of the late George Hyde, who was a hybridist of azaleas and rhododendrons. Many of his award-winning hybrid plants can be seen at the Royal Horticultural Society’s gardens at Wisley, Surrey, the de Rothschild rhododendron gardens at Exbury, Hampshire, and the National Trust Gardens at Kingston Lacy in Dorset.
Rosemary had the honour of presenting H M The Queen with a collection of her late Father’s azaleas named after the Queen’s former Head Gardener, Fred Nutbeam, at Chelsea Flower Show in 1996.
Her enjoyment of photography is used to great effect in creating the atmosphere of the gardens she discusses in her range of illustrated talks. She has travelled extensively to gardens in many parts of the world to amass a substantial library of pictures.
Rosemary is an experienced public speaker and has given presentations to a wide range of organisations since 1992. She is regularly invited to lecture on Noble Caledonia cruise ships and land tours. She is on the RHS Speakers Register, is a NAFAS Area Speaker, and has written a number of contributions for RHS publications and the book, ‘1001 GARDENS YOU MUST SEE BEFORE YOU DIE’.

About Rosemary's Talks...

All talks are PowerPoint and approximately one hour. Full projection equipment is provided – excluding a screen. For large venues a microphone is requested. The talks have a wide appeal covering the culture, scenery and history of the area as well as the flora and fauna. Rosemary can sometimes fit in talks at short notice.

Talks can be delivered via virtual presentation – Zoom.

Fee:

My fee is £80 plus travel at 45p per mile.

My Contact Details:
Phone:

01202 873344

11 'IDYLLIC ITALIAN GARDENS’

Public Speaker in Dorset, Rosemary Legrand presents her gardening talk Idyllic Italian Gardens.

Fabulous Magnolia and Camellia time in the gardens on and around Lake Maggiore.

10 ‘ADVENTURES IN YUNNAN’

Public Speaker in Dorset Rosemary Legrand presents her talk Adventures in Yunnan.

Share the excitement of exploring the Chinese Province of Yunnan and discover wonderful and new species of plants in the company of the former Curator of Kunming Botanical Gardens.

9 ‘EXPLORING THE NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND’

Public Speaker in Dorset Rosemary Legrand presents her gardening talk Exploring the North Island of New Zealand

Join me in a visit to see New Zealand’s incredibly beautiful scenery, its botanical gardens and plants.  In this presentation you also experience the Maori culture, unique geological features and stunning coastline.

8 'EXPLORING THE SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND'

Public Speaker in Dorset Rosemary Legrand presents her gardens talk Exploring the South Island of New Zealand.

In this sequel to ‘Exploring the North Island of New Zealand, I go in search of whales, sea lions, royal Albatross and yellow eyed penguins, fly over Mount Cook, sail in Milford Sound and finally visit the paradise Cook Islands.

7 'LYRICAL LA MORTELLA’

Public Speaker in Dorset Rosemary Legrand presents her gardening talk Lyrical La Mortella.

This presentation visits Pompeii, the beautiful islands of Capri and Ischia, and I also invite you to share with me the idyllic gardens of the late Sir William Walton and Lady Susana Walton at La Mortella.

6 ‘BHUTAN, KINGDOM OF RARE PLANTS’

Public Speaker in Dorset Rosemary Legrand presents her gardening talk  Bhutan, Kingdom of  Rare Plants.

Travel with me as I trek through this unique country, meet the endearing Bhutanese people, learn about their Buddhist culture and discover some rare and exciting plant species.

5 ‘GLORIOUS GARDENS OF FRANCE’

Public Speaker in Dorset Rosemary Legrand presents her gardening talk Glorious Gardens of  France.

A tour around the inspirational and beautiful gardens of the Mediterranean, Dordogne and the Loire regions.

4 ‘THE TALE OF TWO GARDENS’

Public Speaker in Dorsey Rosemary Legrand presents her gardening talk The Tale of Two Gardens.

 

The stunning Botanical and Orchid Gardens and sensational ‘Gardens by the Bay’ in Singapore.

 

3 ‘SPECTACULAR SOUTH AFRICAN FLORA AND FAUNA’

Public Speaker in Dorset Rosemary Legrand presents her gardening talk Spectacular South African Flora.

Highlighting the gorgeous flowers, wonderful wildlife and fantastic scenery of this amazing country.

2 ‘SPRING IN JAPAN’

Public Speaker in Dorset Rosemary Legrand presents her gardening talk Spring in Japan.

 

Travel with Rosemary around Japan to enjoy the exquisite gardens and fascinating culture.

 

1 'MY JAPANESE JOURNEY'

Public Speaker in Dorset Rosemary Legrand presents her gardening talk My Japanese Journet

A rare opportunity to explore the unique UNESCO island of Yakushima, Hiroshima, and the splendid historical gardens of Kyoto

Rosemary Legrand Contact Details:
Phone:

01202 873344