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Noosa Botanic Gardens PLANT FAIR 2016
Sunday, 4 September, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
A Family Father’s Day Treat!
Come and buy a range of rare and interesting collectable plants; edible vegies, herbs and fruit trees, diverse native and non-native plants, and fragrant fresh cut flowers.
A great opportunity to learn from the experts
Gardening experts will share their significant knowledge and experience at the Speakers Tent throughout the day:
10am – Paul Plant
Collecting plants… how to feed the addiction
11am – John Green
Growing and breeding of orchids
12noon – Arno King
Designing the vegie garden for summer production
2pm – Dr Seonaid Melville
Ecology of insect pests and diseases in the home garden
Paul Plant – 10AM
Local horticultural plant-aholic who can be heard on NoosaFM every Saturday morning and on local ABC on Fridays. Editor of subTropical Gardening, Paul is one of the Australia’s leading garden experts regarding warm climate ornamentals, edibles and native plants. A Registered Horticulturist, Paul is currently the Chair of the Friends of Noosa Botanic Gardens.
John Green – 11am
President of Noosa Orchid Society, John Green regularly lectures on the growing and breeding of orchids throughout Queensland. He enjoys showing orchids and has won over 50 grand champions at orchid shows. John has around 5000 orchids of different genera but his first love is for Cattleya orchids. He has also been lucky enough to have 20 of his orchids gain worldwide recognition for quality and culture.
Arno King – 12Noon
Best known for his articles in subTropical Gardening magazine, Gardening Australia and Garden Drum, Arno King is a Brisbane based registered landscape architect and registered horticulturist. He works on a varied range of landscape projects and teaches horticulture and landscape design in both Australia and overseas. Arno’s passion is planting design and the innovative use of plants in subtropical gardens.
Dr Seonaid Melville – 2PM
As a professional botanist for over 30 years, Seonaid has studied plants in many parts of Queensland, supported community groups with scientific expertise, contributed to studies and professional reports. Seonaid has a passion for beautiful and diverse gardens, she has been able to share this with others through guided walks in Brisbane’s Botanic gardens and by working with the Friends of Noosa Botanic Gardens. As owner of the Peregian Garden Centre, Seonaid provides retails services, runs workshops and provides consultancy services to help coastal gardeners grow great gardens.