Bio:  Anna has a BSc. in Botany from London University, a Diploma in Nature Interpretation from Humber College and a Diploma in Horticulture from Guelph.

Bio:  Inspired by the early plant explorers, Bill McNamara has botanized extensively in the wilds of Asia in order to discover plants for research and conservation.
Christopher Gardner is a plant world all-rounder, naturalist and semi-professional photographer. Originally from Essex, England, he gained a BSc in Horticulture from Reading University, England and spent fifteen years as a professional horticulturist and garden designer.

Cliff Booker has been utterly consumed with the study, cultivation, propagation, exhibition and photography of alpine plants since 1984 and, with his wife Sue, has travelled to many mountain locations around the world to feed his passion (addiction).

Colleen has spent many years in the world of nature interpretation, protection and restoration, including 12 years at Toronto and Region Conservation and 2.5 years at Ontario Nature.

Bio:  Darren Heimbecker is the owner and creative force behind Whistling Gardens, Canada's newest botanical garden.

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Deborah Hardwick is an avid 'clematarian' who has spent the last 15 years studying, collecting, growing and now hybridizing clematis.

Bio:  While working in the propagation department at White Flower Farm in the mid 80’s, Elisabeth was introduced to the wonders of rock
gardening by some of the greats in the Connecticut chapter of NARGS.

Bio:   Geir Moen lives about 70 km northeast of Oslo, Norway. He has been passionate about plants from his childhood when his grandmother taught him how to sow and grow annuals.