MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW CANCELLED
Due to recent guidance from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) in light of the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation which advises against non-essential, organised public gatherings of more than 500 people, show organisers regret to share the 2020 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show has been cancelled.
THE DEATH OF AN OAK
The collapse of a 150 year old giant white oak (Quercus alba) in the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria has brought home the reality of climate change and plant survival.
INTERNATIONAL COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK
Get involved in International Compost Awareness Week Australia (ICAW) Sunday 5 May – Saturday 11 May 2019, and learn more about composting.
The Braes Heritage Garden Estate will open as part of the Leura Gardens Festival in 2019. The garden is adjacent to the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park and lies between an urban environment and a semi-rural one, with views to the Southern Highlands.
GROW YOUR OWN
Growing carrots. Image by Julie Howden….
Edible Britain is the theme of the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS), National Gardening Week, which runs from Monday April 29 to Sunday May 5.
LADY ENDO ROSE
To help promote awareness Treloar Roses, together with Endometriosis Australia have launched a stunning new release called the Lady Endo Rose.
A precious specimen, hand-collected by Charles Darwin in 1832, has been discovered by Scientists at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria in the National Herbarium of Victoria.
Toromiro tree gets reprieve
The extinct toromiro tree has received a new lease on life thanks to a global, collaborative project between the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Australia and Montreal Botanical Garden, Canada.
Candy spider-orchid research
Image – Dr Noushka Reiter
New research into an endangered candy spider-orchid (Caladenia versicolor), found only in small numbers in Victoria, Australia, has revealed some surprising results that scientists believe will help conserve the species.
Image RHS, Jim Wileman
TRURO, THE GARDEN CITY
Imaginative plantings helped earn the Cornish city of Truro the ‘Champion of Champions’ award in the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) annual Britain in Bloom community gardening competition.
Nature, and all its beauty, is at the heart of the work of self-taught artist, Murray Ulan. Studies in horticulture and biology have also clearly influenced his sculptural work.
Australian wildflowers were the focus of a national competition, designed to promote awareness of their use in floristry.
Begonia ‘Sweet Spice Bounty Coral’
Begonias came out winners at the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) annual People’s Choice Awards, an important part of an annual trials program.