Guest Speakers

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Guest Speakers 2017



Saturday May 6 : 10am, 12noon, 1.30pm

Annette McFarlane is a teacher, garden writer, author and broadcaster, but first and foremost, is and always will be, a gardener!

You may know her from her books:
Successful Gardening in Warm Climates,
Organic Vegetable Gardening,
Organic Fruit Growing and
Gardening Australia’s Love Your Garden.

Perhaps you are an ABC Gardening Talkback listener and have read her gardening stories and posts in the Sunday Mail, Gardening Australia Magazine or on the Live for Less website and Facebook.
You may have even encountered her at at a gardening show or Green Heart Fair or attended one of her free library or community garden workshops?
Well now you can meet her in 2017 at our Gympie Garden Expo!

You can learn more about Annette on her website:

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Sat May 6: 9am, 11am, 1.30pm | Sun May 7: 9am, 11am, 1pm

Tom Wyatt is a Garden Expo favourite. He is a popular presenter on ABC Radio Garden Talk back segment and has been a Councillor with Rockhampton Regional Council, and is very active in his local community.

Tom’s hometown is Rockhampton and went to Charters Towers State High School. A family man with seven children and he lives in Rockhampton and operates a plant nursery in Kinka Beach area.

So Mr Wyatt is well known not only for being a very good listener to caller’s with their plant problems but residents of his Division offering assistance with their issues and concerns.


Join Annette McFarlane and Tom Wyatt for the last session on Saturday for a very special Q&A session. Have you a sick plant or area of the garden which you might refer to as the sick bay? Well now is your chance to get some first hand advice from the experts! These two gardening enthusiasts will offer their expertise when you bring along cuttings (sealed in bag/container) or questions that have been niggling you about the garden.



Sunday May 7: Three sessions starting from 8.30am through to 2.30pm (full details on Compost Corner program)

Paul Plant is well known as editor of popular subTropical Gardening magazine. You can regularly hear him talk on ABC Sunshine Coast 90.3FM and Noosa 101.3FM radio. As a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Horticulture, he is an avid gardener and plant collector. Fin out more at:

Paul Plant Horticulture:
Instagram: @PaulPlantHorticulture




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