Guest Speakers and Live Demos

Guest Speakers & Workshops for 2019

Sophie Thompson

Crowd favourite, the engaging media presenter Sophie Thompson will be special guest speaker once again this year. Sophie is the 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. Her enthusiasm for gardening will inspire people of all ages.

Sophie with be speaking about:

Preparing for summer – what to do to heat proof your garden’

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

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Demonstration & Talk

Faye McGoldrick,Β  from the Mt Pleasant Natural Resource Centre will be talking about the very in vogue, productive & fascinating insect hotels. Insect hotels are popular amongst gardeners, fruit and vegetable growers due to their role encouraging insect pollination. Faye will show how to make your very own insect hotel.

For the Children

Kate from Nature Play will entertain the kids with her imaginative play with all things from nature

Keep the children busy with floral masterpieces that they all can make!