Some 300,000 bulbs and annuals have been planted by about 100 community groups around Canberra in what’s called the 2020 Floriade reimagined event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Candy spider-orchid research
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.
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.
Nature, and all its beauty, is at the heart of the work of self-taught artist, Murray Ulan. Studies in horticulture and biology have also clearly influenced his sculptural work.
Australian wildflowers were the focus of a national competition, designed to promote awareness of their use in floristry.