Guest Speakers & Live Demos

The 2018 SA Spring Garden Festival will this year have a dedicated marquee for our guest speakers and workshops.

Guest Speakers

Media presenter Sophie Thomson,  South Australian presenter on ABC television’s Gardening Australia, a popular newspaper columnist, national public speaker, TEDx presenter, author, broadcaster and horticulturalist.  As well as writing for the Gardening Australia magazine, Sophie writes the weekly gardening column for the Adelaide Sunday Mail and the Weekender Herald.

Co-owners Paul & Nadia of Red Centre Enterprises will also speak  about the re – emergence of Bush Tucker, and the growing demand in that field.


For the  DIY gardeners,  in partnership with the Mount Pleasant Men’s Shed, there will be demonstration in recycled raised garden wicking beds, with specialist George King.

For the children a special workshop, working with garden flowers with  Terese Stephens floral designer, where the children can use their creative flair to make their own floral masterpiece.


Plus Happy Helen Face Painting for the kids and live music by Lachlan.