Talks and Demonstrations Timetable

Free informative and instructional talks run throughout the weekend aimed at both the budding gardener and the expert green thumb. The speaker program offers experience, knowledge and inspiration from specialists in their field. 

Garden expert and personality Stephen Ryan is compere throughout the weekend, adding his informative and fun approach. 

Saturday 2nd April

10.15am

Graham Sargeant of Silkies Rose Farm
All about Roses - thorns and all!

11.00am

Andrew Rouse of The Rhododendron Society
Growing and cultivating fantastic Rhododendrons, specifically the very popular Vireyas.

11.45am

Attilla Kapitany of Australian Succulents:
Waterwise Succculents in effective Garden Design. What do spring bulbs, roses and formal gardens have in common with succulents?

12.30pm

Stephen Ryan, proprietor of Dicksonia Rare Plants:
The weird and whacky of the plant world!

  -- Keynote presentation --

1.15pm

Merryle Johnson of Country Farm Perennials
Designing and maintaining a beautiful perennial garden.

2.00pm

Jane Tonkin of Bryan H Tonkin Bulbs
The wonderful world of bulbs. Specialising in the big happy family of Amaryllidaceae.

2.45pm

John Presley of John Presley Garlic
Everything you need to know to grow beautiful, delicious garlic.

Sunday 3rd April

11.00am

Anthony Hosemans of Goldenseal Herbs
Native American medicinal herbs, including ceremonial plants.

11.45pm

Merryle Johnson, of Country Farm Perennials
Designing and maintaining a beautiful perennial garden.

  -- Keynote presentation --

12.30am

Stephen Ryan, proprietor of Dicksonia Rare Plants:
Autumn foliage colour for the garden.

1.15pm

Tim Drewitt of Drewitts Bulbs
Bulbs in the garden, the rare, the unusual and the spectacular!

2.00pm

Len Rayner of Rayer’s Orchards
Everything you need to know about how to grow fruiting trees with delicious success!

 

As seating is limited we advise you arrive early.