Plant Lovers Fair to feature expert speakers

Kariong Mountains High School will host the second Plant Lovers Fair over the weekend of September 27 and 28. 

The fair is an initiative of not-for-profit organisation Central Coast Garden Show, and aims to instruct the local community on plant life, good gardening practice and its environmental benefits. Plants from a variety of climates will be available for purchase, particularly warm temperate coastal species, but the fair will also showcase cool temperate, hot and dry, frost tolerant and subtropical plants. Plants will also be organised by garden style including: Australian native gardens, exotic ornamental gardens, patio gardens, shade houses and fruit and vegetable gardens. The fair will feature speakers throughout both days and each speaker will deliver a talk related to a specific aspect of gardening. ABC Saturday Garden Show host Ms Helen Young will host an ‘Ask the Expert’ talk on Saturday, September 27. Westleigh Native Plant’s Mr Brian Roach will also speak on native plants and potting on the Saturday. Paradisus Garden Design’s Mr Peter Nixon will present a talk entitled ‘the anti-dull for your garden’ on the Saturday afternoon. Rounding out the Saturday presentations will be Mr Mark Paul from the Greenwall who will speak on rooftop gardening, while Garden Drum journalist Ms Catherine Stewart will discuss how to design plant pictures for your garden on the Sunday morning.

Media release, Sep 2 2014
Judith Manning, Central
Coast Garden Shows