Friday 17 August 2018 at 7.30pm
Uniting Church, cnr Blackburn Rd & Burwood Hwy, Burwood
Simon Rickard is a passionate gardener and plantsman. He was head gardener at the Diggers Club until 2009, overseeing the magnificent gardens at Heronswood and the Garden of St Erth. Simon worked as a market gardener until 2012, growing bespoke produce for Annie Smithers’ Bistrot in Kyneton. These days Simon runs his own garden consultancy and coaching business. He leads garden tours for Botanica World Discoveries and delivers lectures and workshops for, amongst others, the Australian Landscape Conference and Burnley College’s perennially popular Discovering Horticulture course. Simon has written two books, The New Ornamental Garden (2011) and Heirloom Vegetables – a guide to their history and varieties (2014), with more on the way as soon as possible.
Somehow, Simon finds time to lead a parallel life as a musician, playing principal baroque bassoon for Pinchgut Opera.