Greenworld magazine covered news, events, people and plants for the nursery retail sector along with landscapers, wholesalers, allied traders and professional gardeners. It was also circulated to members of the Australian Institute of Horticulture.
It is owned by Glenvale Publications, a privately owned publisher, which was purchased in 2015 by Yvonne Della. In a release about its closure Yvonne described Greenworld as “the pathway magazine to the professional horticulture industry”.
Initially the magazine moved from bimonthly to quarterly publication but has now been closed for the time being says Yvonne.
“The decision has been made to put a hold on production of the publication until an alternate strategy can be crystalised,”
she said. She cited rising postage costs among the factors leading to her decision.
Greenworld also produced a monthly e-newsletter and had an active Facebook page providing news and information to Australia’s nursery and garden industry.
The loss of Greenworld severely reduces lines of communication to the nursery and garden industry, particularly to the retail sector said editor Jennifer Stackhouse, who would like some form of regular newsletter continue.
“I would like to see stronger industry support for both independent print and electronic industry publications. Greenworld provided well written and researched information from a range of contributors with a focus on building a stronger nursery industry. That level of information has been lost with the closure of this magazine.”