Open Gardens Australia lives on in a garden

OGA spade by Geoff Farquhar Still

The much-loved, now missed but not forgotten organisation Open Gardens Australia (which folded in 2015) is being remembered in a new garden, the OGA Celebration Garden on the Events Terrace at the National Arboretum in Canberra. It’s been a long time coming but the new garden is finally taking shape. Continue reading

Joseph Hooker at Kew Gardens

Joseph Hooker, 19th century botanical emperor, tireless traveller and ‘King of Kew’ is the subject of a new exhibition at Kew Gardens from March to September 2017, featuring botanical illustration, specimens, art and Hooker’s own personal possessions. Continue reading

Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden opens

View over the Mekong River from Pha Tad Ke, Laos. Photo Peter Morrell

View over the Mekong River from Pha Tad Ke, Laos. Photo Peter Morrell

Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, the world’s newest botanical garden, has opened in Luang Prabang in Laos. With its wonderful jungle and Mekong River setting, nearby mountain and beautiful tropical plant displays, a visit to Pha Tad Ke should be on everyone’s south-east Asian itinerary. Continue reading