Speakers

The Ipswich Plant Expo features some of Queensland’s most recognised horticultural key note speakers who are well respected in the industry and by the gardening public to ensure an entertaining and enjoyable event.

Key speakers are in the horticultural media spanning radio, TV, print and internet.

2014 guest speakers include (more to be listed once booked):

Paul Plant (radio RiverFM, subTropical Gardening, etc.) more info

Noel Burdette (subTropical Gardening, radio 4BC, Queensland Times, etc.) more info

Arno King (subTropical Gardening, international landscape speaker) more info

Claire Bickle (subTropical Gardening, Organic Gardener, etc.) more info

Annette Irish (horticultural consultant within Australia and overseas) more info

Brian Sams (Toowoomba tv and media, etc.) more info

Rod Hultgren (radio ABC, etc) more info

Barbara Beerling (subTropical Gardening, fruit tree guru) more info

Check the Timetable to find out what day and time each presenter is giving their talks. 

SATURDAY 8th March 2014 – MAIN SPEAKER STAGE
9-10am Barbara Beerling – Heritage roses
10-11am Event opening with Mayor Paul Pisasale
11-12noon Noel Burdette – Creating a garden for the senses
12-1pm Annette Irish – What critters I want in my soil
1-2pm Paul Plant – Exotic looking natives and non-natives for Queensland gardens
2-3pm Arno King – Planting design for an established garden

SATURDAY – HOW TO STAGE
9-10am Noel Burdette – Growing herbs
10-11am – see Event opening (above)
11-12noon Barbara Beerling – Budding and grafting
12-1pm Arno King – Planting pots of colour
1-2pm Col Webb – Stingless bees – more info
2-3pm Annette Irish – How to test soil to provide a balanced diet

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SUNDAY 9th March 2014 – MAIN SPEAKER STAGE
9-10am Paul Plant – Creating a wildlife friendly garden
10-11am Claire Bickle – Fruit tree growing
11-12noon Brian Sams – Garden ideas from around the world
12-1pm Rod Hultgren – How to look after your citrus
1-2pm Noel Burdette – The importance of flowering plants in the garden

SUNDAY – HOW TO STAGE
9-10am Paula West - how to adopt a beehive – more info
10-11am Rod Hultgren – Getting the best of your roses
11-12noon Noel Burdette – Growing herbs
12-1pm Claire Bickle – Keeping backyard chooks
1-2pm Brian Sams – Plant propagation

>>>Remember… the ASK AND SOLVE CORNER will be running this year with most of the above speakers. These experts will be available to answer your gardening questions.

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