Talks, events and tours – discover more about gardens, gardening and horticulture

With a passion for plants and gardening, David wants to share his knowledge and practical garden know-how. His training in horticulture and teaching, together with over 30 years experience in journalism and working with holiday companies allows him to combine a love of his subject with an ability to communicate with gardeners in an enthusiastic and entertaining way.

Gardening courses

From soil preparation and planting to pruning and propagation – there’s always something new to learn.

With the aim of helping gardeners to improved their practical gardening skills, David is planning a diverse range of Short Courses and Masterclasses, including many for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine.

Upcoming Courses

Garden club talks

Learn more about plants and how to grow them – from beginner gardener to seasoned grower.

David presents a varied programme of popular talks and lectures to garden clubs around the country. Due to Covid restrictions and concerns, these are currently taking place via a range of on-line platforms.

Contact David for talks

Tours and holidays

Explore new destinations to discover plants and gardens – take inspiration from travel.

Escorting garden tours in the UK and abroad allows David to combine his specialist plant knowledge with a wider understanding of geology, history and local cultures. Discover what departures are currently planned for 2021.

Holidays planned

A big THANK YOU from David for the following kind words and testimonials…

“What a fantastic time I had last Thursday at the Pruning Masterclass at The Savill Garden. The guided tour was brilliant as was the Masterclass in the afternoon. I learnt so much and it was fun and informative.”

feedback from a Pruning Masterclass, for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

“I was rather nervous that I might seem rather clueless among people with far more expertise. I need not have worried, There was a relaxed happy atmosphere, helped by the tutor’s friendly way of presenting his knowledge. He made the art of pruning seem far simpler than most books on the subject.”

feedback from a Pruning Masterclass, for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

“David Hurrion is a natural speaker/presenter and although I work in Horticulture, I came away feeling that I had ‘mastered’ the art of pruning – thank you.”

feedback from a Pruning Masterclass, for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

“My sister and I went to the Masterclass and what and amazing day it was, we both learned so much. I wanted to rush home and start planting seeds. David made the day so enjoyable and informative in such as way that what I have learnt I am sure will stay with me.”

from a Seed Sowing Masterclass, at Stockton Bury Gardens

“David has an easy manner and passed on his knowledge on the subject in such a way that it was easy to understand and we took our leave at the end of the day confident that we could put what we had learnt into practice.”

feedback from a Pruning Masterclass, at Stockton Bury Gardens

“This tour was excellent in every respect: the gardens we visited were varied and amazing, particularly the private garden we were privileged to see. David Hurrion is a brilliant tour guide, so knowledgable regarding horticulture and the botany and geology of the area we visited.”

feedback from Gardens of Provence Tour, for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

“A fantastic trip. The gardens were outstanding, the effort that went into the organisation of the events was terrific. We could not have done any better than David Hurrion as our tour guide.”

feedback from Gardens of Provence Tour, for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

“What a fabulous time we had. David was the most wonderful travel guide – so knowledgable on his plants and the area – he was a complete joy! We could not have asked for a more courteous and attentive guide – he made the holiday.”

feedback from Gardens of Provence Tour, for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

“What a wonderful afternoon!  Thank you so much for imparting so much important information, expert knowledge and advice.”

feedback from a recent on-line talk to The Valley Gardeners, Hampshire

“We have already had emails from members who just loved the presentation and of course, you communicate everything with such warmth, clarity and humour.”

feedback from the Chair of The Valley Gardeners, Hampshire, following a recent talk to the group