In the classroom

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

 

 

Sydney Park wins design award

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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Sophie’s Garden [Part 2]

When it comes to designing child-friendly gardens there are some important guidelines to keep in mind. There are 10 features that I think are essential in all gardens, especially where children or grandchildren will get to play. Shade, lawn a sandpit and water are just some of these. Continue reading

Heywood Gardens, an Irish gem

There are but a handful of gardens in Ireland designed by the Englishman Edwin Lutyens and Heywood Gardens is one of them. As if this isn’t recommendation enough, he collaborated with the renowned plantswoman Gertrude Jekyll in designing the formal gardens at Heywood in about 1912.

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Botanica exhibition in Sydney

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney has shone the spotlight on the fascinating, complex and remarkable relationships between plants and animals in its Botanica: Symbiosis botanical art exhibition.  The exhibition finished on  Sunday 6 May 2018.

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Citrus canker in the Northern Territory

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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