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Book now for gardening advice

Published: 30 August 2017

Book now for gardening advice
Horticulturalist and passionate gardener, Noel Burdette

Brisbane horticulturalist and passionate gardener Noel Burdette will help educate Logan residents about ponds, herbs and home-grown spices at a series of upcoming workshops.

City Lifestyle and Customer Services Committee Chairperson Councillor Steve Swenson said the popular horticulturalist would deliver three education sessions at Logan City Council Libraries during September.

“Firstly he will be teaching people how to create a pond garden from 9.30am on 9 September at Marsden Library,” he said.

“During this session, Noel will discuss plant selection, fish requirements, how to create a balanced environment for wildlife, water treatment, how to choose the best site and ongoing maintenance.”

Cr Swenson said in the second session, local residents could learn all about one of Noel’s passions – herbs.

“Learn about the amazing world of herbs including their use in cooking, health benefits and organic gardening practices at the Logan Hyperdome Library from 10am on 16 September.

“In the third and final workshop in this series, Noel will discuss how to grow your own spice garden.

“He will highlight what is needed to have your own home grown spices such as ginger, turmeric, galangal and many others.

“This session will be held at Logan North Library from 10.30am on 30 September.”

Cr Swenson said was a great opportunity for people to hear first-hand from an established horticulturist.

“Noel has been in the business for 20 years and is a garden writer for several garden based publications.

“He is also a regular presenter at garden events, garden clubs and societies and a former presenter on Radio 4BC garden talkback.”

Bookings are required for all library information sessions and can be made by contacting your local library or go online to