Guests will be spoiled for choice in 2021 Queensland Garden Fair with the launch today of the full speaker program, including two exciting new speakers who will join the roster of over 40 of the nation’s most awesome gardening gurus at this year’s event July 9-11.
Thrifty Gardener and ABC Gardening Australia presenter Millie Ross and Associate Professor Rohan Davis, a herbal expert, both joined the program, which is Australia’s largest gardening lecture program.
Queensland Garden FairEvent manager Marion Beazley said there were hundreds of Australian gardening experts who shared their wealth of knowledge at the event over its 36-year history and that the Extent of information available at the event was a big part of attracting new visitors and inspiring crowds during the three-day event.
“We are delighted to welcome back Costa Georgiadis, Sophie Thomson and Jerry Coleby-Williams, the gurus of ABC Gardening Australia, as well as Expo favorites Claire Bickle, Dr Kevin Redd and Phil Dudman – for no to name a few, ”Ms. Beazley said.
“We also welcome back Adam Woodhams who recently won the 2021 Australian Horticultural Media AssociationJoy Harland Photography Award – so our visitors will have the opportunity to learn a tip or two on using phones to photograph plants from one of the best in the business.
“They are incredible speakers with a wide range of expertise on all things gardening. Our outstanding fan favorites set the stage for an impressive lineup and we look forward to welcoming our new speakers to the Queensland Garden Fair family.
Horticulturist Millie Ross is known for her wonderful insight into ABC’s Gardening Australia and put a pen on paper in his book Thrifty gardener where she encourages everyone to create their own garden without a big budget or even a lot of experience.
“This is the first time that I Queensland Garden Fair that everyone loves, including guest gardeners and presenters! Mrs. Ross said.
“I can’t wait to meet some of the best plant growers in the country and all those plant enthusiasts who come to the event. For my presentation, visitors will have a little fun! I’m not a local plant specialist and there will be a lot of specialists there – so I hope to encourage a little experimentation and creativity among the punters instead.
“I am always amazed by the ideas and innovation that are happening in backyards across the country. Hope to share some of the best ideas I’ve seen and spark a new idea in everyone. You don’t need anything special to start gardening, tools or knowledge. I want everyone to have a blast!
“I’ll encourage people to start with whatever they need to work with, and it’s going to grow from there. If it goes well, so much the better. If not, compost!
Another new face of the program, Associate Professor Rohan Davis of Griffith University, will share his experience in the world of plants and the healing qualities they bring.
“Rohan is the leader Nature Bank, a unique Australian bio-discovery resource located at the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD), which is a unique drug discovery platform based on natural product extracts and fractions derived from plants, fungi and Australian marine invertebrates, ”Ms. Beazley mentioned.
“Rohan will share how periwinkles, may apples, yews and happy trees have all provided therapeutic drugs to help people across the world, at a time when more and more people are looking for natural remedies – some ‘between them from our own backyards.
“For the many people who are interested in native Australian bees, we also have a treat. Dr Tim Heard, one of the leading experts on native bees, will be giving four lectures on Saturday covering the basics of the most advanced techniques for breeding native bees.
the Queensland Garden Fairthe route is full of fun with guest speakers and 350 exhibitors including 55 nurseries as well as many activities.
“We are always looking for new activities to join our action packed program and this year we are delighted to present the Enchanted Gardens competition,” Ms. Beazley said.
“Participants will have the chance to win one of three $ 100 prizes. They just need to follow the criteria of the Queensland Garden Fairwebsite and design their own magic garden. All participants will also receive a free ticket to our event!
“We love to see the amazing, creative designs our visitors come up with! We have already received many entries for the contest and we encourage people to register before the registration deadline on Friday, June 11.
the Queensland Garden Fairis hosted from July 9 to 11 with 60,000 plants for sale every day and many activities for all ages to discover on 7 hectares. Tickets cost $ 20 for adults, while children under 15 are free.