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Guest Speakers

Clint Kenny 

One of Clint's garden design and construction, Rivoli Farm, featured on an episode of 'Dream Gardens' for ABC TV.

He is presently restoring and enlarging the gardens at the historic homestead of 'Canning Downs', built in 1840, it is one of Queensland's earliest homes.

Leonie Kearney 

Leonie has a large rose and perennial nursery specialising in cutting grown, heritage, polyantha and shrub roses all growing in her huge garden at Samford. She is a wealth of information when it comes to growing heritage roses in subtropical climates.

James and Barbara McGeogh

The McGeogh's have created a magnificent tree farm, Emaho Trees, at Ravensbourne. They have worked for many years developing the company's export business, building a global network of suppliers to ensure that the demanding and diverse requirements of clients throughout Asia and the Middle East are met.

Annette Russell
Annette has a comprehensive and extensive rose and perennial garden at Kilarney. Her knowledge on producing superb roses under dry and tough conditions is huge!

Lois Roberts

Lois is a wonderful rose grower from Drillham.  She has a love of old fashioned and Australian bred roses and has extensive knowledge of how to best grow them in the harsh western Queensland conditions.

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