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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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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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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 profession. Since returning to South East Queensland about 25 years ago he has been able to ‘put down roots’ and begin collecting plants. Ross has been a member of Native …

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Sally Moore

Sally Moore has owned JAS Herb Nursery (one of the exhibitors) for 26 years and is passionate about herbs and cottage garden plants. Speakers Program  

Bruce Dunstan

Bruce Dunstan

Bruce Dunstan is a Brisbane horticulturist who has worked in the local nursery industry for 34 years – 31 years of travelling with over 25 trips through 15 tropical countries pursuing his plant interests in heliconias, gingers, bromeliads, aroids and other rainforest monocots as well as an ever-expanding interest in other plant groups. Bruce has been …

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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) of practical experience and a sharp mind for details has lead to Trevor being regarded as a treasure for garden knowledge.  “I have spent a lot of time in the …

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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 teacher and host of the ABC’s Gardening Australia program. Adults and kids love Costa with his natural and down-to-earth charisma. A landscape architect and permaculturalist, Costa’s real passion is our …

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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 of her recent work has been focused on educating subtropical gardeners, here in Brisbane and all over the world through her articles on Garden Drum. With qualifications and a background …

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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.

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.