Maleny Wood Expo

We are Adrienne and Paul McVerry - a creative and industrious couple from Tuchekoi Queensland. We are a keen gardening couple who love looking after our rural property, and we saw a need for cleaning up before heading back into the house after working in the garden or on the farm.

Adrienne is a keen craftsperson, and started experimenting with bird baths and bird feeders, to attract birds into the garden. She perfected the technique in the back shed at Tuchekoi, and decided to design a tub to wash up in after gardening.

Queensland Garden Expo

I love getting up to Queensland for this expo. It’s so planty, so friendly and so much fun catching up with colleagues, heckling a few of them in their live talks and wandering about seeing what’s new in the beautiful Sunshine State. The Queensland Garden Expo always brings out the best plant nurseries and the creative talent of Sunshine Coast locals.

Leadlight in the garden

ONE year when Adrienne McVerry couldn’t afford to buy her husband a birthday present, the idea of a leadlight post came about.

She found a bit of wood down by a river bank and went to work on her creation to surprise him.

The two, from Tuchkoi in the Mary Valley, have been making and selling their outdoor tubs and leadlight posts for about five years from their property and at expos and gardening shows.

The leadlight posts start with a piece of old wood, with a section cut out by chainsaw. Mrs McVerry fills in with stained glass.