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Nestled within the Great Hall of Flowers, the Main Stage is programmed with free seminars from an extensive line-up of floral artists, gardening experts and celebrity landscapers. Glean insights into a range of horticultural topics, as well as live demonstrations and floral competitions from industry leaders.

The 2018 Main Stage timetable is listed below:

TIME Wednesday 21st March Thursday 22nd March Friday 23rd March Saturday 24th March Sunday 25th March
9:30am – 9:45am Judy Vanrenen – How Travel Imporves Your Gardening The Plant Society – Even if you’ve killed every house plant in the past, plant cultivator and stylist Jason Chongue will show you that it’s really not that difficult to keep them happy.
9.45am – 10.00am
10.00am – 10.15am Student Award Presentations Easy to follow tips and advice on care and arranging flowers at home by Bloom College ‘Is your landscape legal? Ask a Master Landscaper’ A panel discussion by leading industry landscape professionals about the importance of protecting your investment
10:15am – 10:30am
10:30am – 10:45am The Diggers Club – History of heirlooms & why you should grow your own The Diggers Club – The Best summer perennials for your garden
10:45am – 11:00am
11:00am – 11:15am Interflora Australia World Cup Trials Interflora Australia World Cup Trials – Round 2 The Diggers Club – Growing Garlic Interflora Australia showcases the skills, talents and expert craft of one of its many amazing florists in a demonstration Interflora Australia showcases the skills, talents and expert craft of one of its many amazing florists in a demonstration
11:15am – 11:30am
11:30am -11:45 am Q & A session: Garden questions answered by members of the Horticultural Media Association
11:45am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 12:15pm Marjorie Milner College Demonstration The Diggers Club – Backyard Composting The Diggers Club – The best Heirlooms to grow from seed
12:15pm – 12:30pm
12:30pm – 12:45pm Q & A session: Garden questions answered by members of the Horticultural Media Association Marjorie Milner College Demonstration – Susie Portell and Kathleen O’Brien Graham Ross – My memories of BH&G’s 1,000 shows- people, places, plants Marjorie Milner College Demonstration – Worldskills Australian Finalists Matthew Landers – floral design demonstration
12:45pm – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 1:15pm Matthew Landers Floral Design Demonstration Q & A session: Garden questions answered by members of the Horticultural Media Association “Beautiful Blooms” by Bloom College Founder “Yvette Timmins” featuring an Interview with Novelist “Vanessa Carnevale”
1:15pm – 1:30pm
1:30pm – 1:45pm Linda Brennan – Ecobotanica. Everything you need to know about edible flowers Searles Garden Products – The quick easy ways to flourishing plants
1:45pm – 2:00pm The Plant Society – Even if you’ve killed every house plant in the past, plant cultivator and stylist Jason Chongue will show you that it’s really not that difficult to keep them happy.
2:00pm – 2:15pm ‘Is your landscape legal? Ask a Master Landscaper’ A panel discussion by leading industry landscape professionals about the importance of protecting your investment Matthew Landers – Floral Design Demonstration Graham Ross – My memories of BH&G’s 1,000 shows- people, places, plants
2:15pm – 2:30pm
2:30pm – 2:45pm Judy Vanrenen – How Travel Imporves Your Gardening Linda Brennan – Ecobotanica. Everything you need to know about edible flowers Interflora Simple Floristry Designs for everyone by Bloom College
2:45pm – 3:00pm
3:00pm – 3:15pm Q & A session: Garden questions answered by members of the Horticultural Media Association Searles – Mega blooms in potted colour (How To) Floral Gossip with Floral Therapist Mercedes Sarmini Ikebana  International
3:15pm – 3:30pm
3:30pm – 3:45pm Viking Cruises – Reinventing ocean cruising Viking Cruises – Reinventing ocean cruising Viking Cruises – Reinventing ocean cruising Viking Cruises – Reinventing ocean cruising
3:45pm – 4:00pm
4:00pm – 4:15pm Jessica Hood, Community Advocate Environmental Heritage at the National Trust of Australia Searle Garden Products – Brilliant results through organic growing
4:15pm – 4:30pm


*The main stage schedule can be subject to change

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