Meet your hosts for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Tour.
Somewhat of a rebel in her teenage years, Deborah grew up in Toowoomba and left to explore the rest of Australia as soon as she could. She has managed to pass herself off as a Melbourne Middle class bohemian for the last few years. Never happier than when in nature taking photos (even if it's the back garden), she loves sharing her knowledge of photography with others and has a knack for explaining the complex in easy to understand ways. She runs her own photography business on the Sunshine Coast and teaches photography at RMIT in Melbourne.
Stew's happy place is in the garden. He has a wealth of knowledge of all things to do with plants, especially vegies. He'll be our bus driver and tour guide. In 2016 he was talked into entering his workplace, Glenvale Villas Supported Living, into the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers competition for the first time with only 6 weeks notice to get the garden up to competition standard, he managed to score Second Place. In the early 2000s, before the drought, he was head gardener on the Grand Champion Garden for 3 years running. He knows his way around a garden and Toowoomba, so we won't get lost.
Oh, he's also Deb's big brother and a keen amateur photographer