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.
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.
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.
The City of Łódź in Poland has won the right to host the prestigious A1 World Horticultural Exhibition from April to September 2024. With a theme of ‘Nature of the City’ the exhibition aims to promote the sharing of experience and solutions for improving the quality of life in cities and introduce more sustainable development focused on the use of living green landscapes and green spaces.
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.
Hamilton Gardens, in New Zealand, has unveiled its latest fantasy garden, with an unusual piece of equipment – a floating Huddleston-inspired airship, harking back to a time when steam ruled the world.