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  • COMMUNITY GARDEN

    Multi award-winning Lotus Design Studio has been commissioned to design and create a ‘Community Garden’ for the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH)-approved 2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition.

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  • CLIMATE CHANGE CAMPAIGN

     The University of Western Sydney has launched a new campaign called Earth IQ, a beginner’s guide to climate change and a way of inspiring a generation to embrace more mindful and sustainable living.

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    The prestigious Chaumont-sur-Loire International Garden Festival, the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire is calling for applications for its competition. The theme of the 2019 competition is Gardens of Paradise. Each year the competition receives about 300 entry projects. A jury by renowned professionals meets to select 25 gardens that are shown every year in an event called the International Garden Festival.

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  • New Zealand Flower and Garden Show 

    Everyone from gardeners and horticultural experts to landscape designers and art aficionados are sure to find something to appeal at the 2018 New Zealand Flower and Garden Show, to be held at West Auckland’s The Trusts Arena from November 28 until December 2 2018.

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  • An artist impression of the centre of plant innovation. Image Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

    A new centre of innovation in plant sciences will be built at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annum in Sydney’s west.  A $60million package will fund building the state of the art centre that will become the home of the national herbarium of NSW.

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  • Sydney Park wins design award

     

    The Sydney Park water re-use project has won the prestigious 202020 Vision Green Design Award. The stand-alone gong, which recognises excellence in green design and the impact on built environments, was presented at the Good Design Awards Ceremony held in Sydney on May 17.

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  • The inaugural Landscape Show at Melbourne’s Moonee Valley Racecourse on May 21, 2018 is a must-attend event for all commercial and residential landscape contractors.

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  • Citrus Canker. Image from Department of Primary Industry and Resources

     

    Citrus canker in the Northern Territory

    The Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Resources is responding to a suspected detection of citrus canker. It is understood that plants showing signs of infection were found on a variety of West Indian lime at retail outlets in both Darwin and Palmerston in early April.

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    A newly formed organisation called Therapeutic Horticulture Australia (THA) has appointed a management committee to oversee and guide the practice of horticultural therapy and therapeutic gardening in Australia.

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  • AIPH members announce the City of Łódź in Poland will host the A1 Horticultural Exhibition

     

    The City of Łódź in Poland has won the right to host the prestigious A1 World Horticultural Exhibition from April to September 2024. With a theme of ‘Nature of the City’ the exhibition aims to promote the sharing of experience and solutions for improving the quality of life in cities and introduce more sustainable development focused on the use of living green landscapes and green spaces.

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  • Begonia ‘Sweet Spice Bounty Coral’

    WINNING STREAK

    Begonias came out winners at the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS)  annual People’s Choice Awards, an important part of an annual trials program.

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    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Teaching landscape construction apprentices….they don’t care much for plants and soil – they just want to build stuff..

     

     

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    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The International Garden Festival in Québec, Canada is calling for proposals to create new temporary gardens for the 2018 exhibition.

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  • 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.

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