The 7th SA Autumn Garden Festival will be held on April 29th 2018 - All things gardening. High profile guest speakers to be announced. numerous trade sites with experts in their field.
Born and bred in Tasmania, Tino’s lifelong interest in plants and gardening stems from growing up on his family’s small vineyard and olive grove. He studied landscape design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and has an Associate Diploma in Horticulture. As well as being a presenter on Gardening Australia TV, Tino teaches gardening skills to both adults and children, is part of the The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program and patron of the Tasmanian Weed Society.
The Theme for 2018 is permaculture and sustainability
Karen Montgomery is a horticulturalist with a passion for growing food and sharing knowledge to build healthy communities.
She is a garden consultant, workshop facilitator, trainer, garden writer, radio presenter; current past CEO of the Master Landscapers SA, Vice President of the Horticultural Media Association and involved with the Horticultural Therapy Association and The Rare Fruit Society.
Karen is an Adelaide Hills resident, where she tends her 1 acre garden shaded by large trees. Her garden includes a 35m² veggie patch, orchard, bee hive & chicken run which she shares with her family & dogs. Along with the possums, koalas and kookaburras just to name a few permanent visitors.
I’ve spent a lifetime gardening, cooking, raising children and animals and loving life. I design holistic gardens based on permaculture principles and love teaching sustainability to children and adults. I’ve been involved in developing productive gardens, butterfly and biodiversity gardens and delight in seeing both adults and children actively engage in their environment. This website and blog is all about my passions – organic gardening, good food, keeping livestock, the natural environment, being creative and sharing ideas. I hope you enjoy, engage and are enriched by this wonderful world we live in.