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 22nd April

10.00am

John O'Hara, President, Australian Rhododendron Society of Victoria
Rhododendrons - showy, colourful and hardy addition for any garden!

10.45am

Tim Drewitt of Drewitts Bulbs
Poultry - backyard chickens. All your questions answered.

11.30am

Len Rayner of Rayner’s Orchards
All the best tips to get the best fruits.

  -- Keynote presentation --

12.15pm

Stephen Ryan, proprietor of Dicksonia Rare Plants:
Planting for year round colour. An easy and practical guide to successional planting.

1.15pm

Attilla Kapitany of Australian Succulents:
Trends with Succulents and mixing with Spring Flowering Bulbs .

2.00pm

John Presley of John Presley Garlic
Growing garlic - rewarding and tasty.

2.45pm

Martin Farrugia of Australian Bred Begonias:
The weird and wonderful South African Bulbs

Sunday 23rd April

10.15am

Tim Drewitt of Drewitts Bulbs
Spring Flowering bulbs - blooming easy.

11.00am

Anthony Hosemans of Golden Seal Herbs and Smudgesticks
Medicinal herbs of North America - how to grow them and their uses.

11.45am

Martin Farrugia of Australian Bred Begonias:
The weird and wonderful South African Bulbs

  -- Keynote presentation --

12.30pm

Stephen Ryan, proprietor of Dicksonia Rare Plants:
Planting for year round colour. An easy and practical guide to successional planting.

1.30pm

Graham Sargeant of Silkies Rose Farm
Roses - all the tricks of the trade.

2.00pm

Peter Allen of Telopea Mountain Nursery
Heritage Apples and dwarf root stocks.

 

As seating is limited we advise you arrive early.