SPEAKERS

Costa

Costa Georgiadis

Costa Georgiadis is a vibrant change maker, a connector of people, a voice for reason, a lover of nature, and perhaps above all else a

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Paul Plant

Paul Plant shares his gardening knowledge and experiences on radio, print and television. He is most well-known for his involvement in subTropical Gardening magazine and gardening talkback programs on radio stations 4BC, NoosaFM and ABC Sunshine Coast.

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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

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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

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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

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Trevor Crawford

Trevor Crawford

Trevor Crawford has been a collector of rare plants for over 55 years. Garden legends Len Butt and Peter Tsang were his mentors. Years (decades)

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Kevin Redd

Dr Kevin Redd from Sustainable Cuisine is one of our speakers at the Gardening Stage. Kevin brings a wealth of enthusiasm and penchant for edible

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Hendricka Kwan

Hendrika Kwan

Hendrika Kwan is well known for two plant groups – orchids and chillies. These two plant groups are at the opposite ends of the spectrum.

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Arno King

Arno King is a keen gardener, horticulturist and designer who enjoys sharing his experiences as a speaker at various garden shows and conferences, and writing for various publications, including Gardening Australia, Garden Drum, The Diggers Club, Garden Clinic and subTropical Gardening.

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Kate Wall

Kate Wall

Kate Wall is an experienced Brisbane gardener who is motivated to help gardeners to better understand and therefore successful garden in our subtropical climate. Much

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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

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Victoria Brun

Victoria Brun

Victoria Brun from Direct Compost Solutions is one of our speakers at the Gardening Stage. Originally an Anaesthetic Nurse, Vicki started experimenting with in-ground composting

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Stephen Flood

Stephen Flood  first started gardening at the age of five growing a pot plant that won second prize at the spring school fair. Growing up Steve

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Norma Ensor

Norma Ensor

Norma Ensor from Cut Above Tools is one of our speakers on the Gardening Stage. Ernie and I started as the Qld Agents for CutAbove

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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

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Claire Bickle

Claire Bickle is well known for her enthusiastic presenting, writing, broadcasting and educating on her favourite topics; gardening, chooks, children and all things related to

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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

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Ross Pedley

Ross Pedley

Ross Pedley is one of the speakers at the Gardening Stage. Ross and his family spent many years travelling around Queensland due to his teaching

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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

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Phil Dudman

Phil Dudman is a horticulturist and garden designer with a passion for organic gardening and helping people to grow their own food successfully. When he’s

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