Guest Speakers & Live Demos

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

Guest Speakers in Marquee

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.

10 AM – Sophie

‘Garden Woes – dealing with pests and diseases in an organic and sustainable way’

 12.45 PM – Sophie

‘Old fashioned gardening wisdom – just as relevant then as it is now’

11.15  AM & 2 PM Co-owners Paul & Nadia bush tucker experts from Red Centre Enterprises will be cooking up some bush tucker produce with special comments from television personality  Dorinda Hafner 

Workshop on Grassed Area

10.45 AM 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.

Kids Zone in Farmers Market Marquee

12 NOON For the children a special workshop, working with garden flowers with  Jan Gardner from The Bohemian Garden, where the children can use their creative flair to make their own floral masterpiece. Bookings essentials_limited spaces available.

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