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  • Photo by E Wagstaff, RHS

    A rare caterpillar has been found at RHS Garden Hyde Hall in the UK where it hasn’t been spotted for nearly 150 years.

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  • Healing Gardens, Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre LA, AHBE Landscape Architects. Photo @heliphoto.net

    Los Angeles-based AHBE Landscape Architects have created an innovative new environment for Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre to promote healing, health and well-being in the heart of the city.

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  • Photo: RHS

    This year’s Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show, Tatton Park, has announced its RHS Young Designer of the Year as 24 year old Ula Maria from Northampton for her garden championing green space in the workplace.

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  • A recent decision by European Patent Office has plant breeders rejoicing, and it’s good news for gardeners as well.

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    Chief Executive of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Tim Entwisle, is thrilled to announce Melbourne will play host to the 2021 Global Botanic Gardens Congress.

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  • A new genetically engineered (GE) diamondback moth is about to be field-trialled in the US, which will mark the first time a genetically engineered insect has been released into the wild.

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  • Photo: Crux Agrobiotics

    The Dutch look set to continue to be innovators in the greenhouse trade, with robotics company saying it’s on the verge of making the first fully automated greenhouse harvesting and management unit for cucumbers within the next two years.

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  • Image: JWA

    “Bowral Conservatory,” a design by John Wardle Architects (JWA), has been selected as winner of the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens competition, with construction to start in 2018/19.

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  • Prosopis juliflora               Photo credit: J.M. Garg

    Controlling an invasive species of tree in Africa can significantly reduce the incidence of malaria transmission, a new study has found.  And it’s all to do with killing grannies.

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  • The hallways and courtyards of Australia’s Parliament House are always abuzz with the chatter of political classes, but the addition of three new bee hives to the grounds looks set to make a sweet impact on Australia’s corridors of power.

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  • Carrot surprise! Canadian woman finds a long-lost diamond ring in the vegie garden.

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  • Human playground, KM3,Montreal

    The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership in Montreal is staging a new artistic experience as part of the city’s 375th  anniversary celebrations.

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  • Melbourne gardeners, check your citrus trees! Citrus gall wasp, unknown in southern Victoria until 18 months ago is spreading and gardeners need to be vigilant about controlling it.

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  • The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden in New South Wales will celebrate its 30th birthday with a brilliant display of more than 20,000 bulbs. Daffodils will burst into flower in August, with a huge array to follow.

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  • University of Texas, Austin, launches new exhibition photographing and distributing stunning macro images of insects up close and personal as they’re seldom seen, which are copyright free.

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  • Image – Studio Lorier

    Self-watering pots have been saving gardeners time and effort for decades already, but a new product from a Netherlands outfit takes the guesswork out of refilling self-watering pots.

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  • Photo: Koppert Cress

    Don’t like the bitterness of cress? Then this might be for you! Dutch company, Koppert Cress, has bred a new variety of cress that actually tastes like lavender.

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  • One of America’s oldest rose gardens in Portland, Oregon, is turning 100, with festivities planned to celebrate the milestone as well as say goodbye to the garden’s longterm curator, whose hanging up his secateurs after 30 years at the helm.

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  • Micropia Museum, Amsterdam. Photo Maarten van der Wal

    Tim Entwisle, of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria continues to delight listeners of ABC Radio’s ‘Blueprint for Living’ with stories of gardens and gardeners – and a museum devoted to microbes!

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  • If you like your plants dark, a new release ornamental capsicum called ‘Onyx Red’ is sure to be right up your alley.

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