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Water Garden Solutions Principal James Allison is a popular lecturer giving fully illustrated presentations on water gardening and related technical topics to both gardening and other professional groups.

Audiences have included:

  • The Royal Horticultural Society
  • The English Gardening School, Chelsea, London
  • Local gardening groups across the UK (RHS Speakers’ List)
  • The International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society
  • Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden, China
  • Garden Pond Promotions, USA
  • Professional groups - specialist retailers; landscape architects

PRESENTATION TITLES for gardening and fishkeeping clubs include:

  • The Secrets of Successful Water Gardening
  • Planting for Ponds and Damp Gardens
  • The fascinating fauna, and foibles, of Biological Pond Filters
  • Wonderful Waterlilies - A potted history of the hardy waterlily

 Upcoming lectures are often noted in our Twitter feed @WaterGardenSol

Thank you so much for giving us such an excellent and informative talk... your handout list of plants was a real bonus. We have had very good feedback from members who enjoyed the evening very muchGardening Club - Oxfordshire

Thanks for a great presentation this evening. Really interesting and lovely slides Gardening Club - Gloucestershire

Fantastic talk and even better demonstration on watergardening and waterlily propagation Gardening Club - Devon

PRESENTATION TITLES for professional groups have included:

  • Water Gardening and Water Features - Day course for garden designers
  • Water Gardening and Pondfish - Day course for retail staff training
  • Water Gardening and Water Features - Three-lecture course for landscape architects

Presentations often play a part in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and other qualifications

The students were very enthusiastic about your lectures and are now busy including water features - large and small - in their designs...thanks again Course Organiser - London

From the feedback I have had... your lectures have been very informative and enjoyable. Your expertise has made a valuable contribution to our CPD work this year  Landscape Architects - Gloucestershire

All comments are unsolicited

Presentations generally involve PowerPoint slides using your equipment, or our digital projector and your screen. Handouts can be provided. The titles given above are not an exhaustive list and each lecture is adapted to suit the audience. James always prefers to give his presentations in person, but can consider ‘Zoom’ type presentations where public meetings are impossible i.e. due to Covid.

Please Contact Us to discuss possible future engagements

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