Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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The audience included landscape professionals of all genders (Image: Orlando Sydney Photography)
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Inclusion inspires the landscape industry

Supplied by the Landscape Association

Members and friends of The Landscape Association celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) recently with a gathering and discussion by industry leaders, highlighting the role and future of women in the industry.

Held at The Butchers Block in Granville, Sydney, speakers from different sectors of the landscape industry shared their thoughts on the theme of #InspireInclusion in front of 70 members and guests.… Continue reading

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German firm Weber Verpackungen presented a packaging machine for potted plants that claims productivity increases up to 100% compared with manual hand packing
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Tech and environment star at the 40th IPM Horti Expo

By John Fitzsimmons

This year marked the 40th Anniversary of the IPM Essen horticultural expo in Germany. It hosted 1400 specialist exhibitors from 14 countries presenting over a massive 100,000m² and 10 exhibition halls. Technology that enhances efficient greenlife production, especially innovations that improve productivity and respond to environmental challenges, were again a feature.Continue reading

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Lots of interaction with exhibitors
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Inaugural expo in Sydney a great success

By Karen Smith

The Landscape Association recently hosted its inaugural TLA Landscape Expo in Ryde in New South Wales and was held at TAFE NSW, Ryde Campus. Attendance exceeded expectations with over 800 people enjoying the large, trade-focused event.

Landscape professionals across the full spectrum of the industry – maintenance, construction, and design, enjoyed the 50 trade exhibits, product demonstrations and speaker program, as well as the buzz of catching up with industry colleagues and friends.… Continue reading

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Station Creel Tree Farm display
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Industry comes together at Queensland’s Green Expo

By Karen Smith

The Nursery & Garden Industry Queensland (NGIQ) Green Expo was recently held at the Gold Coast Turf Club, showcasing greenlife displays which included everything from potted colour to advanced trees and everything in between.

All under the one roof, visitors have the opportunity to speak direct with suppliers, growers and allied traders.… Continue reading

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All images supplied by John Fitzsimmons
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Queensland Garden Expo delights gardening enthusiasts

The three-day Queensland Garden Expo, the Sunshine Coast’s largest annual event, took place at Nambour Showgrounds recently, attracting a crowd of gardening enthusiasts and plant lovers from near and far, with tens of thousands of plants swapping hands for new homes, both local and interstate.… Continue reading

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Brenden Moore addressing the Bush Foods Conference (Image: Michael Casey)
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The role Australian bushfoods play in our urban environments

By Michael Casey

This year’s Australian Bushfoods Conference, held in the City of Logan, Queensland, showcased the diverse range of professionals working in the Bushfoods sector. Titled ‘Design and Development of Urban Landscapes for Bush Foods’ the conference was a showcase of best practices around Australia in bush food culinary use, cultivation, and production, along with designing of green spaces using bushfoods and native plants.Continue reading

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Attendance at the Landscape Show was significantly up on last year’s event (Image: The Victorian Master Landscapers)
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Innovation and sustainability at The Landscape Show

By John Fitzsimmons

2023 saw Landscaping Victoria Master Landscaper’s (LVML) Landscape Show move from Caulfield to Sandown Park. The event’s following continued to grow and moved with it. While many attendees use the show as an opportunity to touch base with existing suppliers, our focus this year was drawn to a number of new products introduced to the industry.Continue reading

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Aurum MINT Pool and Landscape design
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Success at Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

As the southern hemisphere’s largest garden and flower festival, and the fifth largest on a global scale, the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS) had a jam-packed program offering something for green thumbs of all ages and experience levels, with fifty garden displays including the Welcome Garden with daily Tai Chi and meditation sessions, fantastical floral fashions, engaging hands-on workshops, inspiring educational talks from celebrity gurus, and endless family fun.… Continue reading

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Garden Inspiration Group 2023 (Image: John Fitzsimmons)
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Garden Inspiration Group’s returns face-to-face big time

By John Fitzsimmons

After pandemic interruptions since 2020, Garden Inspirations Group’s GIG 2023 returned to its obviously popular face-to-face format recently with a big attendance of independent garden centre people and some newly recognised retail ‘champions’.

As it turned out, there were more than 165 acceptances for attendance at GIG 2023 – a record!… Continue reading

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Don’t miss The Landscape Show 2023

Well established in its class after five years, The Landscape Show has become the must-attend event for all commercial and residential landscape contractors, maintenance specialists, horticulturists, landscape designers and architects, landscape service and product suppliers, as well as Council Parks & Gardens teams, students and educators.… Continue reading

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Green Space Urban Award - Melbourne Sky Farm Project (Image: Melbourne Sky Farm)
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A conference with a difference

By Karen Smith

Melbourne’s Rose Street Artists Market in Fitzroy was a fitting place to host The Australian Institute of Horticulture’s National Day Conference 2022 and Awards night. The hipster venue provided a cosy marquee for the conference with delicious food and a rooftop bar to network in before the awards ceremony proceeded.Continue reading

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The ballroom with the view of Sydney Harbour in the background (Image: Karen Smith)
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Luna Park sets the stage for Independent Garden Centres conference

By Karen Smith

It had been 1106 days since the Independent Garden Centres (IGC) held their last conference, said IGC’s Evan Meuller. The location was originally secured in 2020 but was cancelled due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns. All in all, COVID-19 restrictions caused conference cancellations three times.Continue reading

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Ginkgo biloba 'Lemonlime Spire' (Image: PMA)
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Landscape Show a one-stop show for innovation, new players and networking

By John Fitzsimmons

Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse recently hosted the 5th Landscape Show, a unique trade-focussed event in Australia that has certainly hit a sweet spot with landscape suppliers, designers and tradies.

Despite the high demand calling people to work sites, and a challenging Melbourne winter, the landscape sector, exhibitors and visitors, really seem to have embraced this event and the Caulfield indoor-outdoor site works well.… Continue reading

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Dracaena Farm Nursery was popular with customers for their top-quality plants (Image: Karen Smith)
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Queensland Garden Expo gives a welcome boost to the economy

By Karen Smith

As I made my way around the recent Queensland Garden Expo held in Nambour recently, I observed that this was an event for true gardeners with a thirst for horticultural knowledge from the best in the industry. This annual event has reached its 37th year.Continue reading

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Dr Anthony Kachenko address delegates at the Sustainability Summit
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Investments with impact – Hort Innovation update

By Horticulture Innovation Australian

In this article we take a quick look at some of the activities and investments underway at Hort Innovation, including the Australian-Grown Sustainability Framework, a new project to explore almond orchard recycling and the release of Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021 performance reports.Continue reading

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Nursery & Garden Industry Western Australia state report

Matthew Lunn – EO Nursery & Garden Industry Western Australia (NGIWA)

Tackling water issues through advocacy

With the on-going pressure from WA’s State Government for nurseries to reduce their use of water and improve their efficiency, NGIWA has been proactive in the past few months in pushing the government back and promoting the advances many nurseries have made in their water management.… Continue reading

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