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Jerry Coleby-Williams

September 7

Why spring is a miscast season in the subtropics; favourite plants that flower all year round and evergreen foliage plants that are as good as flowers.

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Jerry is one of the well-loved team who present Gardening Australia on ABC TV every Friday evening. Based in Brisbane, Jerry is one of the experts who have agreed to share their knowledge with us at the Star Rooftop Entertainment Hub. Very appropriately, he will be presenting a talk with the title: spring favourites; why spring is a miscast season in the subtropics; favourite plants that flower all year round and evergreen foliage plants that are as good as flowers.
During his very varied career, Jerry is an internationally experienced horticultural botanist, a conservationist, a writer and Director of the Seed Savers’ Network Inc. He is the Patron of the National Toxics Network Inc.
Jerry has managed plant production nurseries, urban forests, heritage parks, one of London’s busiest garden centres, and he helped establish Mt Annan Native Botanic Garden (NSW). For twelve years, Jerry managed the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. His design of the Rare & Threatened Plants Garden (1998) launched a career in radio, magazine writing, public speaking and television.In 2003, Jerry created ‘Bellis’, a unique, affordable, sustainable house and garden in subtropical Brisbane by retrofitting a century old Queenslander house. Bellis is carbon positive, exporting solar electricity, sequestering carbon dioxide, recycling all waste water for food growing in a water sensitive landscape that mitigates localised flooding and sustains production during drought.

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September 7
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Cnr Tedder & Peak Avenue
Corner Tedder & Peak Avenue
Main Beach, Queensland 4217 Australia
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