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.
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.
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.
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.
The inaugural Landscape Show at Melbourne’s Moonee Valley Racecourse on May 21, 2018 is a must-attend event for all commercial and residential landscape contractors.
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.
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.
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.
A newly formed organisation called Therapeutic Horticulture Australia (THA) has appointed a management committee to oversee and guide the practice of horticultural therapy and therapeutic gardening in Australia.