Frequently-Asked Questions for Venues

Welcome to GreatGardenSpeakers.com!

If you are a program chair, event organizer, or anyone looking for an excellent speaker on gardening, nature, or design, you've come to the right place. We have created this speakers bureau specifically to help connect speakers and audiences.

Here are answers to some frequently-asked questions, and we hope you'll get in touch with us if there is anything we can do for you. 

What types of groups use Great Garden Speakers?

Anyone looking for a speaker on a topic related to nature, gardening, or design.  This includes garden clubs, Master Gardener groups, botanical gardens, nature centers, nurseries, garden shows, flower shows, garden centers, libraries, colleges & universities, civic groups, conferences, art museums,  national parks, natural history associations, and bookstores, among others.


Is there a fee to search for speakers?

Absolutely not. GreatGardenSpeakers.com is designed as a free (and hopefully invaluable resource) directory for event organizers to locate the perfect speaker for their event.

How can I find a speaker with expertise on a particular topic?

From our Speakers page, you can browse by category (see list on right) or type in a keyword or name in the Search box.  You can also browse all speakers listed in our site to find one who fits your program needs.

How can I find a speaker near me?

Visit our Coming to a City Near You page.  You'll have a choice of searching for a speaker who may be traveling to your area in the future, or searching for a speaker who lives near you. 

How can I bookmark some speakers to share with my committee?

When you find a speaker you're interested in, look at the top of their speaker page for the links in orange.  You can click Add to Quick List to easily compile a list of speakers you might want to get in touch with.  You can also click Email to Friend to send a speaker's profile to someone else.

Some of the speakers I really like are not listed here. Why not?

We are adding new speakers every day.  If you are able to get in touch with speakers and encourage them to join the site, please do!  Or use the Contact Page to send us an email and let us know about speakers you'd like to see listed on the site.

How do I know if a speaker is really good?

GreatGardenSpeakers.com includes an Audience Reviews feature at the bottom of each speaker listing.  We encourage you to search for speakers you have enjoyed and post a recommendation or review.  If a speaker doesn't have any Audience Reviews listed yet, don't hestitate to ask them for references.  Most speakers are happy to supply references.


How do I book a speaker?

Contact the speaker directly from the contact information listed in their listing. Great  Garden Speakers does not act as an agent or take a commission.


How much do the speakers listed on GreatGardenSpeakers.com charge?

Fees vary from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, depending on the speaker. Some speakers will include a price range in their profile, and others will quote you a price when you contact them.  Remember that our "Coming to a City Near You" feature allows you to search for speakers who may be traveling through your community.  This can be a great opportunity to save on expenses and make the most of the speakers who are going to be nearby.

Do you have any tips for booking a speaker or setting up an event?

We do!  Please visit our Best Practices pagefor a list of tips and ideas that will help Program Hosts and Venues. Read this expert article by Janet Endsley, a longtime seminar manager for two major flower and garden shows.

This is a great idea!  How can I help spread the word?

Thank you!  Our goal is to be a valuable resource to garden clubs and other groups. We're here for you!  Please tell your friends and colleagues about GreatGardenSpeakers.com.   We are able to distribute information to newsletters, distribute postcards at conferences and meetings, or even give a presentation about Great Garden Speakers at an event.  Please use the email form on this page to contact us about spreading the word.


Fine print:  All content on this site is the property of GreatGardenSpeakers.com, except for content provided by speakers or site sponsors.  That content is the property of that speaker or sponsor.  Site content may not be reproduced without the permission of the speaker or sponsor.  GreatGardenSpeakers.com is not a party to any contract between a speaker and a group, and it not responsible for any actions that may arise as a result of the use of this site.