Professional Past Events

Head Gardeners Event

14 August 2018

Marc Percival, Sustainable Horticulture Consultant, Coffs Harbour
Marc runs his own practice specialising in integrated pest management.
He presented a fascinating talk on parasites, predators and pathogens.

Rick Shepherd, Head Gardener from Retford Park, Bowral
The principles and application of environmentally sustainable gardening at Retford park.
How to manage volunteers in the National Trust garden.

Graham Fletcher - Head of School
Graham presented the current situation in regard to Contractors vs Employees and Volunteers,
and the management implications for Head Gardeners.

John Sharp, professional fruit tree pruner, Orange
The theory of commercial fruit tree pruning to maximise the productivity of fruit trees.
His presentation included demonstration of the application of that theory to a range of fruit trees on site.