Welcome to The Garden
The Garden is a community for the curious, a place where inquisitive minds can come together to learn from world experts, and each other, and join in conversations about topics that spark their curiosity.
We aim to give anyone, anywhere, access to the knowledge, ideas and people who have shaped — and continue to shape — our understanding of the world.
What you can expect
Be inspired by world experts - Join weekly Garden Talks to have your questions answered by the world’s greatest professors. Live from their home to yours.
Discover what fascinates you - Be surprised & fascinated by curated collections of Garden Talk. Come with questions, leave with more.
Join a vibrant global community - Curiosity is common ground. Share a journey of discovery & connect with other inquisitive minds to take the discussion further.
Who are we?
We are a diverse community of people with a shared love of learning who support and encourage each other. No matter your background, age, religion, gender, ethnicity or educational level, everyone is welcome in The Garden; we were all once the ‘why child’ and we love to learn because it makes us feel more alive.
We are a welcoming, tolerant, respectful community that fuels the fascination of our members and brings the joy back into learning. We seek to cultivate curiosity in each other and our world, delve deeper into topics and ideas that spark our interest and engage with each other from a place of connection, community and care.
Why The Garden?
In a world of misinformation and alternative facts, we have never needed true experts more than now. There is so much content out there, it's hard to know what comes from a credible source and often the experience is poor quality. Finding what you want to learn about is time consuming, stressful, isolating and almost always achievement-orientated.
We bring the experts & academics out of the institutions, enabling you to learn from true experts who have dedicated their lives to studying a subject. With that depth of understanding and years of study comes fascinating stories and a grasp of the detail that enables the beauty of simplicity to be brought alive.
The Garden is a place where people can come together to learn in a convivial community of inquisitive minds. Learn, ask questions, engage in conversation and enjoy the journey of discovery together.
The Garden Team
We are a team with a vision to bring the joy back into learning.
The Garden was cofounded by Sophie Adelman & Simon Lambert in 2021 with an ambitious mission: to enable anyone, anywhere to learn from world experts & each other by building a global community for the curious. Our CEO, Sophie, has dedicated her career to creating access to learning opportunities, having previously cofounded Multiverse.io. Our CTO, Simon, has led Technology & Product organisations at some of the UK's most well known marketplace & ecommerce companies.
The Garden was born out of their shared belief that we are all intrinsically curious and that learning from experts should be available to everyone.
We are a growing team of exceptional individuals who are deeply curious and passionate about learning. Bringing wide-ranging experience from technology, media, events, education and consulting, we intend to create a world-leading company together.
Some of us loved school, some of us chose not to follow an academic path, but all of us believe that everyone should have access to world experts and have their curiosity celebrated. we believe we are all on a never ending journey of discovery together.
Our company values of Curiosity, Integrity, Belonging & Team Excellence determine who joins us and how we make decisions.
You can read our company values here.
Becoming a Member
We are still early in our journey to create the community for the curious. Over the last few months we have brought together a vibrant, international community of inquisitive minds who are excited to light up their minds together.
Sign up & join us to become a Founding Member. Get notified about upcoming Live Garden Talks, and help us shape what The Garden can become.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will get back to you.
Join weekly Garden Talks to have your questions answered by the world's greatest professors. Live from their home to yours.
Be surprised & fascinated by curated collections of Garden Talks. Come with questions, leave with more.
Curiosity is common ground. Share a journey of discovery & connect with other inquisitive minds to take the discussion further.