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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  •  LADY ENDO ROSE

    To help promote awareness Treloar Roses, together with Endometriosis Australia have launched a stunning new release called the Lady Endo Rose.

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    RARE FIND

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  •  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.

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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