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Leo Gamble - The Palm Place


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Sad news today, one of the most popular of Southeast Queensland's palm nurserymen, and palm lover, Leo Gamble, has passed away. Our thoughts are with his family in this sad time. Leo and his wife Jeanne had one of the premier palm nurseries in Australia, selling and distributing many choice Madagascan and New Caledonian palms, along with many other species from around the world. Their display garden and nursery near Wappa Falls, was outstanding and contained many stunning specimens. Many photos of their garden have appeared on Palmtalk, and the garden will live on in our thoughts for many decades. I don't know what the future holds for Jeanne and the garden, but I know it was a huge challenge for Leo and Jeanne to maintain in recent years.


Gold Coast, Queensland Latitude 28S. Mild, Humid Subtropical climate. Rainfall - not consistent enough!

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Yes it is sad news to hear of Leo's passing............. I have known him for around 25 years and he was always a very humble and cheerful character. He was always up for a chat about palms and other tropical plants. He was a fountain of knowledge and never had any problem with handing that knowledge on to other growers..... RIP Leo.

Airlie Beach, Whitsundays

Tropical Queensland

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Sorry to hear this news , Leo and his garden inspired me to get into rare palms and gardening . He was always happy to talk palms and had a great garden full of mature palms and shared his knowledge with passion that was contagious . Rip Leo and condolences to Jeanne .

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