LADY ENDO ROSE
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.
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 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.
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.