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'We Speak for the Trees' Book Tour

Join The Diggers Club and Foundation Founder, Clive Blazey AM as he launches his eighth book 

Prior to Christmas, we virtually launched ‘We Speak for the Trees’ and spoke to Clive about his motivation for the book and how and why gardeners must plant trees to secure our environmental future.

To continue on sharing this important message The Diggers Foundation will be hosting a We Speak for the Trees’ Gardeners Conference on the 1st April during the Melbourne International Flower and Gardening Show (MIFGS) and travelling across the country to see Diggers Members and supporters in-person.

We invite you to join Clive Blazey AM in discussion on his latest book 'We Speak for the Trees' a gardeners guide to solving the climate crisis the world now faces by planting trees as he states... "Alongside growing our own food, planting trees is the most important thing we as gardeners can do".

We must start planting and nurturing trees to cool our cities and to reconnect with nature." Clive is inviting tree experts and gardening talent in each state to join him whilst discussing his motivation for writing 'We Speak for the Trees'. Join us to hear from Clive and local experts as they discuss their approach to tree selection in a changing climate.

Books and signing will be available on the day. 

Bookings essential


Australian National Botanical Gardens (ANBC), Crosbie Morrison Amphitheatre    
Monday, 11th April 2022, 12pm - 2pm

Panellists joining Clive Blazey AM:
Carma Sweet
- Assistant Director Policy, Planning & Programs, Urban Treescapes

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Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney, The Maiden Theatre 
Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 10am- 12pm
Cost: $15
Panellists joining Clive Blazey AM:
Bryn Hutchinson
– Horticulturalist, Trial Garden & Conservatorium Palace Garden Precinct, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney  

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Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Botanical Gardens Cafe, Mt Coot-tha 
Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 9:30am

Panellists joining Clive Blazey AM:
Phil Dudman - Subtropical gardener Phil Dudman is a presenter on gardening talk-back radio, author of Down-to-earth Garden Design, co-presenter of garden2kitchen, and convenor of Landshare Australia.

Arno King- Landscape architect, horticulturist, journalist and keen gardener, Arno is a regular contributor to Subtropical Gardening Magazine.



Adelaide Botanical Gardens, Schomburgk Pavilion 
Saturday, 30 April 2022, 10am

Panellists joining Clive Blazey AM:
Dr Tim Johnson - Director at A horticulturist, naturalist and educator by training, Tim’s profession of choice is local government arborist. His primary focus during twenty-five years with South Australian councils have been sustaining the legacy of earlier horticulturists by continuing to establish trees for future communities and adapting local government practices to meet the challenges of increasing spatial pressures, the degradation of urban soils and climate change.

Michael Harvey  - Director at Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia aiming to help shape a cultural, museums and science communication sector that improves lives by promoting social engagement, critical thinking, comfort with complexity, and multiple ways of seeing the world



Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Wildflower Pavilion  
Sunday, 1 May 2022, 10:30am

Panellists joining Clive Blazey AM:
Deryn Thorpe
- award winning print and radio garden journalist and also works as a tour guide and Perth garden consultant, visiting home gardens to provide advice on design and planting. She broadcasts the award winning All The Dirt podcast

Sabrina Hahn - is a whole lot of Hort with Heart – a master gardener, horticultural professional, award-winning radio presenter, and writer. 


We Speak for the Trees

Clive's eighth book contains detailed information on almost 100 ornamental, fruit and nut trees selected for climate suitability, shade, habitat protection and bushfire prevention.

Each tree listed in this book is growing in one of The Diggers Foundation gardens, so we have gained valuable first-hand knowledge by planting, trialing and careful study over more than 40 years.

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