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.
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.
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.
In a savvy innovation to keep cool, Japanese gardeners at the 360 year-old stately home and gardens Sengan-en, have started wearing new jackets with built-in fans.
A new Walk & Talk class series, starting in Sydney on Friday June 22, will see industry professionals take horticulturists, students and green thumbs through a series of latest innovations. It will also provide a platform to brainstorm and work together to reclaim the built environment.
Teaching landscape construction apprentices….they don’t care much for plants and soil – they just want to build stuff..
Guilford tree. National Trust (Victoria)
Could this be Victoria’s favourite tree? This red gum Eucalyptus camaldulensis is just one beauty in contention for the National Trust’s 2018 Victorian Tree of the Year. The red gum is one of the largest trees in Victoria, located at Guilford and is about 500 years old.
Pictured are the gardens of Number 10, 11 and 12 Downing street.
Ever wanted to see behind the garden doors of Number 10 Downing Street? Well now there’s a chance. The garden will open as part of the Open Garden Squares Weekend on 9-10 June 2018. The entrance is via a public ballot.
The New York EcoQuest Challenge for November 2017 is to Investigate Invasives, part of the NYC EcoFlora Project that is tasking citizens to take and share photos of the monthly target plant or animal. Continue reading
Floral arch of marigolds. Photo: Khaosod English
Millions of flowers in elaborate displays pay tribute to the late King Bhumibol. The ‘Flowers for Dad’ exhibition was part of the last farewell to the much loved Father of Thailand. Continue reading
The International Garden Festival in Québec, Canada is calling for proposals to create new temporary gardens for the 2018 exhibition. Continue reading
Christmas at Kew – an after-dark landscape lit up by over one million twinkling lights, with a brand new trail winding through the Gardens. It sounds spectacularly sparkly. Continue reading
Makuta Amenity smartphone application
A smartphone app that can estimate the taste of vegies and fruit by taking a photo of them? Where else but Japan! Continue reading