ON CALL: Horticulturalist Graham Ross and Gardening Australia presenter Sophie Thomson will speak at this year’s Queensland Garden Expo.
ON CALL: Horticulturalist Graham Ross and Gardening Australia presenter Sophie Thomson will speak at this year’s Queensland Garden Expo. Contributed

A crop of horticultural expertise to bloom at garden expo

HORICULTURAL experts will converge on the Coast from tomorrow for the Queensland Garden Expo.

Gardening Australia presenter Sophie Thomson will join the all-star speaker line-up which includes Costa Georgiadis, Jerry Coleby-Williams, Graham Ross, ABC 612 Gardening Talkback host Annette McFarlane, Phil Dudman, landscape architect Arno King, Claire Bickle and Noel Burdette.

In previous years, Jamie Durie, Don Burke, Scott Cam and the Backyard Blitz team made an appearance.

With special presentations on a number of different stages scattered throughout the Nambour Showgrounds, be sure to grab a copy of the timetable and head along to hear from the nation's top horticultural experts on hand.

 

Gardening Australia presenter Sophie Thomson.
Gardening Australia presenter Sophie Thomson. Contributed

GUEST SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS

Sophie Thomson - Friday, July 8, 9.30am Poincianna Stage, 12pm Kitchen Garden Stage. Saturday, July 9, 12pm Poinciana Stage, 2pm Jacaranda Stage. Sunday, July 10, 10am Poinciana Stage, 1.15pm Kitchen Garden Stage.

Costa Georgiadis - Saturday, July 9, 9am, Kitchen Garden, 11am On The Terraces, 1pm Poinciana Stage. Sunday, July 10, 9am Kitchen Garden, 11am Poinciana Stage, 1pm On The Terraces, 2.15pm Landscape Garden Displays.

Jerry Coleby-Williams - Friday, July 8, 9am Kitchen Garden Workshop, 11am Community Garden Tour. Saturday, July 9, 9am Poinciana Stage, 12pm Kitchen Garden, 3pm Jacaranda Stage. Sunday, July 10, 9am Poinciana Stage, 11am Community Garden Tour, 1.30pm WIN Oval Stage.

Graham Ross - Friday, July 8, 2pm Poinciana Stage. Saturday, July 9, 2pm Poinciana Stage. Sunday, July 10, 2pm Poinciana Stage.

Annette McFarlane - Friday, July 8, 11am Poinciana Stage, 1pm Gardeners and Gourmets Stage. Saturday, July 9, 11am Poinciana Stage, 1pm Jacaranda Stage. Sunday, July 10, 10am Jacaranda Stage, 1pm, Poinciana Stage.

Phil Dudman - Friday, July 8, 10am Jacaranda Stage. Saturday, July 9, 10am Poinciana Stage, 11am Jacaranda Stage. Sunday, July 10, 10.30am WIN Oval Stage, 12pm Poinciana Stage.

Arno King - Friday, July 8, 12pm Poinciana Stage. Saturday, July 9, 11am Banksia Stage. Sunday, July 10, 1pm Jacaranda Stage.

Claire Bickle - Friday, July 8, 11am Jacaranda Stage, 2pm Kitchen Garden Workshop. Saturday, July 9, 10am Jacaranda Stage, 1.30pm WIN Oval Stage. Sunday, July 10, 12pm, Jacaranda Stage, 2.15pm, Kitchen Garden Workshop.

Noel Burdette - Friday, July 8, 12pm Gardeners and Gourmets Stage, 2.45pm Kitchen Garden Stage. Saturday, July 9, 12pm Jacaranda Stage, 3pm Kitchen Garden Stage. Sunday, July 10, 11am Gardeners and Gourments Stage, 12.15pm Kitchen Garden Workshop, 2pm Jacaranda Stage.


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