New Zealand Garden Show 2018

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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Walk and talk class in Sydney

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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Centre of plant innovation

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

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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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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Victorians vote on favourite tree

 

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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Horticultural media awards

The Horticultural Media Association of Australia (HMAA) recently held its 2018 Laurel Awards. The HMAA Laurels recognise the best writers, photographers, educators, researchers and broadcasters who have demonstrated an exceptional capacity in communicating the benefits and joys of gardening to the community.

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