In Conversation with Costa Georgiadis

at Penrith Regional Gallery

As part of Gravity (and Wonder) in the Garden, Join Costa Georgiadis in a lively discussion on gravity and wonder in the garden with Dr Peter Weston, plant scientist from the Royal Botanic Gardens and Landscape Architect David Duncan. Three garden enthusiasts collectively will bring a richer understanding to the relationship between gravity and plants: how plants adapt to gravity in different ways, as well as discussing some helpful hints on the logistics of garden design and plant selection for the garden enthusiast. The artist created heritage gardens of Penrith Regional Gallery provide a unique setting for the talk.

About the panel

  • Costa Georgiadis is the well-known and loved host of the ABC television program Gardening Australia. A trained landscape architect, Costa is passionate about the natural world and organic gardening.
  • David Duncan is Senior Associate at Aspect Studios, whose portfolio includes projects with considerable microclimatic challenges, such as the design for the Goods Line and One Central Park – the largest green wall in Australia. David has considerable knowledge on gardens that challenge gravity.
  • Dr Peter Weston is a Senior Principal Research Scientist, and Plant Systematist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, who has a particular passion for Proteaceae (banksias, waratahs, grevilleas) and orchids.


This event is held as part of Gravity (and Wonder) is a partnership project organised by The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest.