Leafmore Garden Society’s biennial Winter Garden School over 12-13 June is celebrating its 10th year.
President Ed Power said currently sixty percent of bookings were return customers. About 150 people are expected to attend this year, the majority attending both days of the school with attendees coming from northern NSW, but mainly from the Darling Downs and south-east Queensland.
In his second year as president, Ed said the society had received a lot of feedback about “what a
fabulous program you’ve organised this year”.
Keynote speaker is ABC Gardens Australia presenter, and author of ‘The Thrifty Gardener’, Millie Ross. “She’s very practical and down to earth, and that appeals to a lot of people,” Ed said.
A professional horticulturalist, garden designer, writer, broadcaster, and passionate home gardener, Millie is best known for her no-frills approach to low-cost gardening allowing people to create the best garden possible with “whatever you’ve got”.
Ed said he believed this year’s line-up of presenters really had everything covered, from the ground up, starting with soil scientist Andrew Biggs, to Russell Young’s extensive knowledge of all types of plants, propagation, pests and diseases and giving your garden the “wow” factor.
Shirley Dance talks passionately about roses, Linda Brennan speaks on growing and cooking with edible plants, while Adam Woodhams, who is an internationally recognised nature photographer, talks photography and sustainability and Mike Wells gives water use efficiency tips.
Attendees also have an opportunity to win fabulous prizes in the multi-draw raffles, the proceeds of
which are donated to Rosies Friends on the Street and Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.
Winter Garden School cost is $90 per day or $163 for two days, including morning tea and lunch, and attendees can buy a range of plants, tools and other garden-related items at the trade stalls.
For details on the garden school (closing date for bookings May 31), dinner with guest speaker Millie Ross ($45), or the Leafmore Garden Society, phone Ed on 4632 5499 or email [email protected]
President Leafmore Garden Society Inc.
PO Box 2344, Toowoomba
E: [email protected]
T: 07 4632 5499