TV presenter to talk at Arid Lands

ARID LANDS GUEST: Jane Edmanson will talk at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden this weekend.

ARID LANDS GUEST: Jane Edmanson will talk at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden this weekend.

ABC TV’s Victorian presenter on Gardening Australia, Jane Edmanson, is set to talk at a gathering at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden on Saturday, September 8. 

In addition to being a presenter on the ABC show, Edmanson is patron of the Royal Horticultural Society Victoria, Melton Botanic Gardens, Victorian State Rose Garden, Werribee and The Gardens of Austin Health.

She will be presenting a talk entitled ‘Native Plants of Victoria’ at the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden Conference room on the Saturday.

On Sunday morning, September 9, at 10am Jane will be doing a walk around the garden pointing out and answering questions about arid plants.

To join her on either of these talks/walks please ring AALBG on 8641 9116 as bookings are essential.

Jane has wanted to come to AALBG for a long time and is looking forward to her visit.

Jane is author and co-author of several gardening books.

These include Ideas from Private Gardens, The Australian Garden, Jane Edmanson’s Favourite Plants, Cheap and Easy Propagation, Jane Edmanson’s Working Manual for Gardeners. She also contributes to the Gardening Australia magazine.

Not only is Jane a popular presenter on gardening talkback in Melbourne, she is in demand as a speaker at numerous hortticulture and gardening events.

Until April 1994, Jane was a partner in the Bell Street Garden Centre.

She now takes garden tours to many places around the world, including Europe, China, New Zealand, the USA, Canada and also within Australia.

Prior to nursery work Jane was a secondary school teacher and then worked for twelve years at the Victorian Schools Nursery at which she became Deputy Principal.

Jane was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for educational and sustainable work in horticulture and the environment.

When not in the garden Jane enjoys bushwalking, windsurfing, walking and reading.

The cost for the weekend is $10 which covers both events.