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Noosa Botanic Gardens Plant Fair 2016

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by Alice Ribosa (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer living on the Sunshine Coast.
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Go Green On Father's Day
Calling all dads with green thumbs! Noosa Botanic Gardens Plant Fair is on Sunday 4th September from 9am. Last year over 2000 people attended and this year promises to be bigger and better!

Visitors will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing which plants to buy, plus there will be expert guest speakers, classic cars, and raffles too. Entry is free and your purchase of specially propagated plants will help support the Friends of Noosa Botanic Gardens to continue their terrific work.

Noosa Botanic Gardens Plant Fair, Lake Macdonald, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Fathers Day,
Join in the fun this Father's Day. (photo courtesy o www.noosabotanicgardens-friends.org.au/)


Key Note Guest Speakers:

  • 10am - Paul Plant
  • - Collecting plants how to feed the addiction. Paul is the Chair of the Friends of Noosa Botanic Gardens and a local horticulturalist who can be heard on NoosaFM every Saturday morning and on local ABC on Fridays. He is also editor of subTropical Gardening. Paul is an expert in warm climate ornamentals, edibles, and native plants.
  • 11am - John Green
  • How to grow orchids successfully. John is a commercial orchid grower and winner of 15 Australian Orchid Council awards.
  • 12noon - Arno King
  • - Designing the veggie garden for summer production. Arno is a Brisbane based landscape architect, horticulturist, and writer.
  • 2pm - Dr Seonaid Melville
  • - Ecology of insect pests and diseases in the home garden. Dr Melville is a botanist and owner of the Peregian Garden Centre.

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Why? To have a fun day out with the family and help support Friends of Noosa Botanic Gardens.
When: 9am - 3pm.
Where: Noosa Botanic Gardens
Cost: Free entry.
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