Guest Speakers

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17 January 2023 – Sharon Baldwin, Author, The Gardeneers, Kids Permaculture ... read more

21 February – Robin Johnson, Propagation and Grafting ... read more

21 March – Brenda Lyon – All about Daffodils ... read more

18 April – Robert Trinajiscic from Hedge and Arbour 

Robert has had a keen interest in gardening from the beginning. Living in Europe in his early years, he was influenced by his grandparents and worked the ground for productive purposes. In Australia, his mother taught him the practice of gardening, design and the general needs and behaviour of vegetation. He assisted his father who was a home designer and builder while he lived at home. 

He found joy in his garden, endless hedges and perennials, and the reward of the abundance of roses, hydrangeas and liliums. He started building arbours, window boxes, awnings and sheds and enjoyed the thrill of finding the perfect piece to achieve a visual and functional result. 

The office and gardening nexus needed to break, and this became more apparent when he was continually sought out by others to create and guide the design of their outdoor spaces. People would come to take photos from the street, and those who were more persistent wanted tours. Without realising it, his home garden had become a beacon to those who dreamt or sought inspiration to create their own outdoor spaces. His vision is to renew the timeless garden in a modern world. Through his passion for garden, design and construction he has created Hedge & Arbour. 

After our talk in April we will take a driving tour and seek out the beautiful maples in Wentworth Falls. After which we will have a lovely lunch at the Mountain Pie shop. 

16 May – Robyn Bible – All about Geraniums and Pelargoniums ... read more

Past Years Speakers – 2022

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15 February – Liz Benson, Pollination

15 March – Lis Bastian, About Permaculture  

19 April –  Duncan Leys

17 May – Oliver Kelly, Frog Habitats 

21 June – Neville Burns, Snakes of the Blue Mountains 

19 July – Peter Green, Pyrolysis and Biochar 

16 August – David White and Bridget Moseley, Leura Garden Festival plus Queens Platinum Morning Tea 

20 September – Vicky Austin, Citizen Science

18 October – Robin Johnson, The gardener through history

15 November – Lyndall Crompton,  Saving the Shipley Apple 

13 December – Grandview Hotel Wentworth Falls