Speakers

Peter Critch

Peter Critch is a new face to our speaker/presenter program at the Brisbane Garden & Plant Expo. Self-confessed ‘soil nerd’, Peter is on a quest to share the wonders of the microbial universe. With a background in permaculture and environmental science, his vision is to equip growers with the knowledge they need to up their …

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Paul Washuta

Paul Washuta is currently in his sixth year of teaching horticulture with TAFE Queensland Brisbane (Grovely Campus). Paul holds a BSc in Agriculture and an additional 12 years of industry experience in areas such as retail, conservatory work, and indoor gardening. Since moving here from Canada in 2010 Paul has become a native plant enthusiast, …

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Shandel Lawton-Price

Shandel Lawton-Price  – For as long as Shandel can remember she has always found tranquility in the rainforest but for the past two years, Shandel has been raising her second child and starting her small business, Heartfull Box, which has limiting her visit to the beautiful green serene locations. That’s with she decided to bring …

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Clare James

Clare James is a qualified landscape designer, horticulturist and plant lover. Mainly working in residential design Clare has run her own design business Clare James Landscape Design for the last 10 years. Clare is passionate about creating nature focused outdoor spaces whilst also specialising in edible and sustainable gardens. She enjoys passing on her knowledge …

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Coral Larsen

Coral Larsen is one of our speakers at the Gardening Stage in 2021. Coral’s gardening knowledge started as young girl, watching both her grandfather growing vegetables for the family and her mother growing a large farm estate garden. After her children went to school she became a dedicated competition gardener and a selector for the …

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Jason Grundy

Jason Grundy of Grundy Synthetic Surfaces is one of our speakers at the Gardening Stage. Jason has been installing outdoor floor and safety coverings since 1992 using only Australian made products which comply and exceed all Australian Standards. Grundy Synthetic Surfaces’ pledge is to establish lasting relationships with clients by exceeding their expectations and gaining …

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Rick Warwick

Rick Warwick from Bamboo Downunder is one of the speakers at the Gardening Stage. Rick has been obsessed with bamboos for 25 years. He moved to Wongawallan 18 years ago and set up the nursery to best display bamboos and educate the public. Five years later he bought and moved the production nursery to Mudgeeraba …

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Peter Undery

Peter Undery

Peter Undery from RAMESA Nursery is one of our speakers at the Gardening Stage. Peter is the owner (in partnership with his wife Romaine) of RAMESA Nursery near Kingaroy, Queensland and has grown numerous trees for farms in the Kingaroy area. He has an interest in soil health and getting the most from horticultural growing …

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Nick Hutchinson

Nick Hutchinson

Nick Hutchinson from Fernland is one of our speakers at the Gardening Stage. Nick is the National Sales & Marketing Manager at Fernland and has been involved with horticulture for over 30 years, mainly in the cut flower and pot plant industry. He has spent time working in different cultures and countries within this industry …

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Colin Johnson

Colin Johnson

Colin Johnson from Earthlife is one of our speakers at the Gardening Stage. Colin has been actively working as a horticultural professional in the Nursery and Garden Industry in Queensland for the past 20 years. He studied both Cert III and Diploma in Horticulture and spent 13 years working in and managing several retail garden …

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