Presenters for 2017

Throughout the weekend at the Home & Garden Show we have a wide range of presenters across three stages. Click here to download the official programme

Michael Bligh – one of Australia’s most renowned garden designers, Michael has been involved with the design of over 3,000 gardens throughout both rural and metropolitan Australia. Michael will feature some of the amazing gardens he has created through the Southern Highlands plus offer hints and tips on how you can create your own dream garden.

Matthew Carroll – (aka Hortiman®) has worked in many aspects of horticulture for over 15 years. Armed with experience in garden writing, radio production, garden travel and a vision for sharing horticulture knowledge digitally. Learn more about Matthew here or visit

Tanya Nicholas – Interior Design Bowral, Tanya is an Internationally Accredited Interior Designer & Home Stager, with over 20yrs experience in Real Estate Marketing & Sales. Tanya has bought and sold many of her own properties for profit using the elements and principles of design. Involved in all sectors of the Real Estate Industry, she loves to furnish and finish a home with a makeover prior to any sale, as she knows it means more profit! She is a Nationally Accredited Trainer and conducts workshops on how to prepare & style your home for profit. You can feel confident that her expert home staging will enhance your photographs, attract you more buyers, and get you a top price. Tanya in her spare time loves to cycle and most weekends she is found sipping a cappuccino while attending Open Homes and Auctions.

Two Country Cooks will be conducting cooking demonstrations throughout the two days. Learn some great techniques and taste some amazing flavours … all while finding out about some fantastic local producers. Find out more about the Two Country Cooks here.

Cathy Morrissey The Renovation College – Cathy will help you to find out how you can renovate for profit. Her Renovation Blueprint has been followed and proven successful by many renovators. Using a system she developed called ‘The 5 Rules of Renovation’, Cathy has formulated an easy to use plan to teach others how they can learn to create the life they’ve been looking for, by using renovation as a tool to create Lucrative Profits. Learn how to treat your home like a business by removing the emotion and concentrating on what creates profit. Cathy has been featured on programs such as channel 9, Sky News Real Estate and is a prominent figure in the online space., Domain and other publications.

Kathy Finigan – My Productive Backyard – If you like the idea of spending less money and time in your garden but still having the backyard you want, then come along to Kathy’s Self-sustaining Garden workshop where you will learn some great techniques and tips that will have your garden looking after it’s self with minimal effort and cost. You will also have the opportunity to sow some seed of the best self-seeding vegetables and flowers, that you can take home to get you started on your journey to establishing a self-sustaining Garden

Daily Simmark Energy Seminar Win a Complete Home Energy Assessment – Explore the latest in home energy solutions with the expert team from Simmark at our free daily energy seminar. Learn how you can  take control of your home energy costs with solar and home battery storage systems tailored to your property needs. Meet the Tesla Powerall 2 and see how locals have embraced home battery storage to reduce power bills. Get ready for Summer with the latest in energy efficient reverse cycle air conditioning systems. WIN one of 4 Compete Home Energy Assessments just by attending the Simmark Energy Seminar and take advantage of special savings for Home and Garden Show visitors. Speak to the experts in Electrical, Solar, Home Battery, Air Conditioning at the Simmark Energy Seminar.

Philip Comans, Bark Busters – You can learn about some of the tricks to training your dog when you visit the Home & Garden Show next weekend. Philip from Bark Busters will be demonstrating each day and will be selecting dogs from the audience to show how easy it is – Barking when you’re not home, jumping on guests, chewing, poor house training, aggression to other dogs and people, pulling on the lead, not coming when called, you name it, Philip can help.