Richgro Main Stage

Bring your budding gardening questions to the Richgro Main Stage and have some of WA’s garden experts, including Better Homes & Gardens Presenter and Richgro Brand Ambassador Charlie Albone, as well as members of WA’s Horticulture Media Association, help you turn that brown thumb green again!

With professional knowledge in Australian natives, home veggie patches and growing plants from cuttings there really is a seminar for everyone’s home garden needs.




Seminar Schedule

Meet some of your ‘Local Gardening Heroes’ speaking about all things gardening at the Richgro Main Stage.

Thursday 27th October

  • Charly Hartmann

    Wanneroo-Joondalup Orchid Society: “Growing plants in a high humidity environment at home”

  • Bob Hunter

    Chairperson of the Cactus and Succulent Society of WA: “Rescuing sad and sick succulents – bring your unhappy plants for advice”

  • Rohan Carboon

    Bushfire safety consultant: “Garden design in bushfire prone areas”

  • Bonsai Society of WA

    Bonsai - A living Art. Demonstration and Q+A with Bonsai Society of WA members

  • Linda Mitchener

    Horticulturalist, Green Life Soil Co: "The importance of gardening organically”

  • Craig Woodroffe

    ‘Ellenby Tree Farm’: “Small trees for small gardens”

  • WA Floral Art Society

    Floral art demonstration by members of the WA Floral Art Society using fresh foliage and flowers

  • Charlie Albone

    Landscape designer, Richgro representative, ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ presenter: “Landscapers tips for a great garden”

  • Deryn Thorpe

    ‘All The Dirt’ podcaster, writer for ‘Gardening Australia’ magazine: “Plants for free - propagation, cuttings, seeds and division”

Friday 28th October

  • Charlie Albone

    Landscape designer, Richgro representative, ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ presenter: “Landscapers tips for a great garden”

  • Sharon Barbera

    Horticulturalist, plant consultant and garden designer: “Best indoor and balcony plants for a green home”

  • Dr Darryl Hardie

    Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development: “50 years of Biosecurity and what it has meant for gardeners in WA”.

  • Bonsai Society of WA

    Bonsai - A living Art. Demonstration and Q+A with Bonsai Society of WA members

  • Sabrina Hahn

    ABC garden talkback and ‘West Australian’ newspaper garden writer: “Creating habitat in a small garden”

  • Charlie Albone

    Landscape designer, Richgro representative, ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ presenter: “Landscapers tips for a great garden”

  • WA Floral Art Society

    Floral art demonstration by members of the WA Floral Art Society using fresh foliage and flowers

  • Sue Leighton

    Garden designer and coordinator Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show: “How to grow wildflowers from seed and cuttings”

  • Peg Davies

    Waste and sustainability educator: “Making wicking beds using what you’ve got”

Saturday 29th October

  • Mark Tucek

    ‘Tucker Bush’ horticulturalist, “Tucker Bush – edible Australian garden plants”

  • Diego Oliveira

    ‘The FunGuy’ ,"Growing mushrooms at home - fun, rewards and failures"

  • Charlie Albone

    Landscape designer, Richgro representative, ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ presenter: "Landscapers tips for a great garden”

  • Bonsai Society of WA

    Bonsai - A living Art. Demonstration and Q+A with Bonsai Society of WA members

  • Colin Barlow

    ‘Gardens From Eden’ landscaper, media presenter and horticulturalist: “Creating an indoor oasis”

  • Darren Seinor

    Landscaper ’Garden Solutions’, Host of 6PR weekend garden talkback: “Some gardens are better than others”

  • WA Floral Art Society

    Floral art demonstration by members of the WA Floral Art Society using fresh foliage and flowers

  • Eddy Wajon

    WA Wildflower Society: “Native wildflowers in my garden”.

  • Charlie Albone

    Landscape designer, Richgro representative, ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ presenter: “Landscapers tips for a great garden”

Sunday 30th October

  • Mark Tucek

    Water plant grower “Choosing water plants for your pot or pool”

  • Ross Hooper

    Horticulturalist, Zanthorrea Nursery: ’Australian plants for a drying climate’

  • Rohan Carboon

    Bushfire safety consultant: “Garden design in bushfire prone areas”

  • Bonsai Society of WA

    Bonsai - A living Art. Demonstration and Q+A with Bonsai Society of WA members

  • Sabrina Hahn

    ABC garden talkback and ‘West Australian’ newspaper garden writer: “Creating habitat in a small garden”

  • Diego Oliveira

    ‘The FunGuy’ ,"Growing mushrooms at home - fun, rewards and failures"

  • WA Floral Art Society

    Floral art demonstration by members of the WA Floral Art Society using fresh foliage and flowers

  • Peg Davies

    Waste and sustainability educator: “Compost made easy with no bad smells, using what you’ve got’

  • John Colwill

    Horticulturalist and media personality: “WA’s native daisies”


Please note this schedule is subject to change.
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