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.
Begonias came out winners at the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) annual People’s Choice Awards, an important part of an annual trials program.
Garden designer Robert Boyle’s client had dreams of a very private city garden, only to discover the adjoining property, which they had just purchased to create their back-garden oasis, would be overlooked and dominated by a large development on a neighbour’s property.
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.
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.