Peggy Hill

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430 County Rd 69 Bremen, Alabama 35033

An award-winning speaker, with knowledge of horticulture, and a delightful sense of humor, Peggy took first place at the Toastmasters' Humorous Speech Contest. A trained Master Gardener and Garden Consultant, she has written over 100 articles.

w: Peggy's blog about her garden shenanigans

w: A list of Peggy's published articles

w: Peggy's blog for Alabama Gardener magazine

e: view email peggyhill@comcast.net


Peggy spends most of her time trying to manage a home garden that is much too large and threatens to consume her life. On rainy days she writes or works on PowerPoint presentations. In addition to talking about gardening, she also speaks about how to add humor.


Peggy speaks on a wide range of topics. With an extensive collection of beautiful pictures from her garden, as well as the gardens she has visited, she can custom create the perfect program for your group.


Recent presentations include:


Contain Your Wild Side - Container Gardening with Native Plants

This Powerpoint presentation/demonstration begins with an overview of container gardening basics. Then Peggy briefly discusses the importance of native plants. Finally, she shows pictures of her containers, planted with natives, and how they grew throughout several seasons.


Sanctuary Gardens

What is a sanctuary garden, and how can you create your own garden retreat? Peggy will give you a list of five things every sanctuary garden needs, followed by examples of different sanctuary gardens. Enjoy pictures from the glorious gardens that Peggy has visited. See photos of the Maine Botanical Garden, gardens from the Buffalo Garden Walk, and many more.


Eco-Friendly Gardening

How you manage your lawn and garden directly impacts the health of our planet. This lively, fast-paced program covers important topics such as the soil web, pest control, and more.


Hot Plants – The Rest of the Story

Peggy has written a Hot Plant article for every issue of Alabama Gardener magazine since 2011.  There have been many new cultivars introduced since then, and some recent scientific data has been released. Get important updates and learn about the latest and greatest varieties.   


The Need for Natives

This begins with a brief discussion on the importance of native plants, followed by a presentation about which native plants might be best for your garden.



A Spectacular Spring

Watch as Winter fades away, and Spring unfurls. Peggy took pictures of her garden every week throughout the season along with close-ups of the plants that were at their peak during that week.

Photo Gallery


Audience Reviews

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So Good!

Annastasia from AL - 06/16/2020 12:58:44

Peggy’s presentation was so much fun! I learned so much and had a great time.

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La crème de la crème!

Alexandra Lloyd from Birmingham, AL - 12/14/2019 14:47:19

Peggy is not only an amazing speaker, she's also an excellent communicator and writer! I've heard many of her speeches including gardening and humorous topics. I would highly recommend her for any writing or speaking engagements as she always delivers above and beyond what you could possibly expect from an experienced writer and speaker!

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Great Chicago Presentation

John from IL - 03/23/2019 18:52:02

Saw Peggy in Chicago at the Flower and Garden show. Wonder presentation about sanctuary gardens.

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