Testimonials

“I have known Margaret and Bill for many years and have made many a trip to Gympie, manily to increase my collection of neoregelias – as this is known to be one of the best sources of fine plants… This book will be a great introduction for those not familiar with her (Margaret’s) talents, and will serve as a catalog of her achievements and and identification manual for others. It will be an inspiration to aspiring hybridists by showing what can be achieved…”
Peter Waters MPS (Hon Trustee of BSI – Treasurer and Scientific Officer BSNZ)

Margaret and Bill Paterson with Paul Plant at the Book Launch

Margaret and Bill Paterson with Paul Plant at the Book Launch

Paul Plant, Editor of Sub-Tropical Garden Magazine was on hand to be the master of ceremonies at the book launch held in Gympie in April 2010.  There were many people in attendance and the organizer had said “that this was the most she had seen” at any launch they had held.

 

“…congratulations on your first edition. You have done a wonderful job and I, along with others, find it very helpful… thank you for your friendship and the joy I derive from your achievements”
Doreen, Central Queensland, Australia

 

“I saw a copy of your book and I just had to have one for myself
Kaylene, North Queensland, Australia

 

“Congratulations on the book – I think it is terrific
Adam

 

“I would love to have all of the plants illustrated in your book”
Tracy

 

“Margaret Paterson is well known in the Bromeliad world for the many outstanding hybrids she has developed over the years and the diverse collection of bromeliads she has built up at her nursery in Gympie. This book documents the many Neoregelia hybrids Margaret developed, including information on their breeding and also images of each of the plants. A must for the serious bromeliad collector.”
Review by Arno King FAIH, AILA in Issue 19 (July 2010) Sub Tropical Gardening Magazine.

 

“a beautifully illustrated volume showcasing the knowledge and achievements of renowned bromeliad enthusiast Margaret Paterson” … “an amazing portfolio of original and highly prized plants
Renee Pilcher (Gympie Times)

 

Article about Margaret's Bromeliad Hybrid Book and Amazing Garden - Inspire Magazine, Autumn2010

Article about Margaret's Bromeliad Hybrid Book and Amazing Garden - Inspire Magazine, Autumn2010

Article in the Gympie Times (21 April 2010) about Margaret's Bromeliads

Article in the Gympie Times (21 April 2010) about Margaret's Bromeliads