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  • NIMBY-Gladwell-1500px_600x600 Festival of Landscape Architecture
    by GardenDrum
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    Photo by Shaun Gladwell. Courtesy Anna Schwartz Gallery.

    Not in My Backyard. The 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture is to be held in Canberra from 27 to 30 October 2016.

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  • bookshelf-845288_1920_400x335 Cranbourne bookfest
    by GardenDrum

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    The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne are holding a Bookfest
    on 11-13 June 2016. Loads of pre-loved books will be sold at bargain prices, and many of the books are near new.

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  • Bamboo leaf roller insect pest Bamboo pest spreads to NSW
    by GardenDrum

    Bamboo Leaf Roller identified in NSW. The NGINA has released a notice that the bamboo leaf roller (Crypsiptya coclesalis) has extended its geographic range into New South Wales.

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  • Pine dying from pine nematode_400x533 Are your pines dying?
    by GardenDrum

    Pine dying from pine nematode_400x533Exotic Pine Nematode Found. The NGINA has released a notice advising of an exotic pine nematode (Bursaphelenchus species) present in the Sydney metropolitan region. Biosecurity NSW wants your help in reporting healthy and not-so-healthy Pinus species.

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  • page-0_600x800 Burnley Open Day
    by GardenDrum

    page-0_600x800As part of the National Botanic Gardens of Australia & New Zealand combined open day on 29 May 2016, Burnley Gardens invites the public to visit and enjoy their wonderful old gardens. There will be a plant sale, as well as guided tours of the gardens.

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  • State of the World's Plants report issued by Kew Gardens State of the World’s Plants
    by GardenDrum
    State of the World's Plants report issued by Kew Gardens

    State of the World’s Plants report issued by Kew Gardens

    How many plants exist on earth? If you’ve ever wondered this, and about their future, here’s something for you! Kew Gardens has released its State of the World’s Plants report which documents current information about the status of the plant kingdom. Surprisingly, it’s the first of its kind.

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  • James Bond by Themeplus +JB The name’s Jamesbondia
    by GardenDrum

    James Bond by Themeplus +JBThe name’s Jamesbondia. A group of Caribbean plants, currently in the Alternanthera genus, could soon be renamed to honour the man who gave his name to the famous spy.

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  • BGOD_logo_large Botanic Gardens: a wealth of pleasure and resources
    by GardenDrum

    BGOD_logo_largeBotanic Gardens Open Day – all across Australia and New Zealand, on Sunday May 29 2016, get out into your local botanic garden and see the wealth of beauty, knowledge and resources we have.

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  • Critically Endangered Paphiopedilum kolopakingii Sales on social media threaten rare plants
    by GardenDrum
    Critically Endangered Paphiopedilum kolopakingii

    Critically Endangered Paphiopedilum kolopakingii

    The illegal trade in rare and endangered plants goes on – now on social media. A new study by the University of Kent has found that plants like rare orchids are regularly offered for sale via social media.

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  • Clematis chiisanensis AMBER. Pic crocus.co.uk Chelsea Plant of the Year 2016
    by GardenDrum

    The Chelsea Plant of the Year 2016 goes to Clematis chiisanensis AMBER. The winner, second and third place plants were awarded from 20 on the shortlist for the RHS Plant of the Year.

    Clematis chiisanensis AMBER. Pic crocus.co.uk

    Clematis chiisanensis AMBER. Pic crocus.co.uk

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  • Chandler Bridge. Photo Vic Roads Chandler Highway’s new open spaces
    by GardenDrum

    An Australian “High Line” contender? The Victorian Government is calling for opinions about converting this bridge, possibly to an urban oasis inspired by New York’s famous High Line.

    Chandler Bridge. Photo Vic Roads

    Chandler Bridge. Photo Vic Roads

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  • Chihuly's Sol del Citron in daylight. Chihuly glass art in Atlanta
    by GardenDrum

    Renowned glass artist, Dale Chihuly, returns to the Atlanta Botanical Garden to show his spectacular works of art. The Chihuly in the Garden show includes the massive Sol del Citron made of individual glass curls.

    Chihuly's Sol del Citron in daylight.

    Chihuly’s Sol del Citron in daylight.

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  • Photo credit Ulysse Lemerise _ OSA Images Public Art in Montreal
    by GardenDrum
    Photo credit Ulysse Lemerise _ OSA Images

    Photo credit Ulysse Lemerise _ OSA Images

    560 KM: A thousand logs on Sainte-Catherine Street in Montreal, Canada. This large, bold art installation in the heart of Montreal has transformed a pedestrian zone in the cultural district, Quartier des Spectacles.

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  • Chelsea-Fringe-publicity_799x600 Chelsea Fringe
    by GardenDrum

    Chelsea-Fringe-publicity_799x600Have you ever tried to knit a tree? The Stoke Newington Common Users Group (SNUG) said that was when their fun started! An active part of SNUG is their knitting group, Common Thread, who created this 3D knitted and crocheted model of their Common. They are holding workshops at the Chelsea Fringe Festival, which runs from 21 May until 12 June 2016.

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  • Let it Grow_600x222 Let it Grow Innovation Call
    by GardenDrum

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    Planting the seeds for urban green living. The Netherlands seems to ever be at the forefront of horticultural innovation. Let it Grow is a new platform where innovators can find each other, share stories, and work together. There’s also a grant up for grabs!

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  • Ter Laak Orchids, The Netherlands Ornamental horticulture at an industrial scale
    by GardenDrum

    Ter Laak Orchids, The NetherlandsDid you think propagating and growing plants is all about loving to be close to nature? If so, it’s time you saw how many of the plants you buy in a retail nursery, especially those sold through Europe, are now grown on an industrial scale. 

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  • Orchid cuckoo bee. Photo Levon Biss Microsculpture – the amazing insect portraits of Levon Biss
    by GardenDrum

    Orchid cuckoo bee. Photo Levon BissWhen photographer Levon Biss saw the insects in Oxford University’s collection, he saw a high-magnification photography opportunity that nobody had imagined was possible. If you’d like to inspire a new generation of entomologists, show them this!

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  • Max at the circus Which would you choose: a broccoli farm, or the circus?
    by GardenDrum

    Max at the circusWhen 4 year old Max was told by his parents that he was being taken to a broccoli farm but they then surprised him with a trip to the circus, they didn’t get quite the reaction they expected.

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