2011 Award Winners

Australia’s Horticultural Media honoured at Gala Dinner

Around one hundred and thirty horticultural media personalities and guests from all over Australia attended a gala dinner at the Crystal Palace Ballroom, Luna Park, Sydney on Monday October 10, 2011. The sixth ‘Laurels of Excellence’ Awards night recognised the nation’s top communicators in horticulture. Writers, photographers, educators, researchers and broadcasters were honoured for their exceptional creativity in communicating the benefits and joys of gardening to the community.

‘The Gold Laurel – Hall of Fame Award’ was awarded to a very deserving Graham Ross.

Other winners were:

PAPER LAUREL – PUBLICATIONS

SA Gardens Volume 2 – Canongate partners Pty Ltd

ENTRANT – Jacqui Harbison (SA)

IMAGE LAUREL

Lavender Riverina Alan and the Bee

ENTRANT – Clive Larkman (Vic)

PAPER LAUREL – JOURNALISM

Publication – Streetwise

ENTRANT – Deryn Thorpe (WA)

RADIO LAUREL – METROPOLITAN

Program – The Garden Clinic Radio Show

ENTRANT – Graham Ross (NSW)

RADIO LAUREL – REGIONAL

Program The Compost Heap

ENTRANT – John Gabriele (NSW)

TELEVISION LAUREL – TECHNICAL

Title – Seed Saving

ENTRANT – Gardening Australia ABC TV

TELEVISION LAUREL – GENERAL

Title – Horticultural Legends

ENTRANT – Gardening Australia ABC TV

TELEVISION LAUREL – ENVIRONMENTAL

Title – Josh Byrne’s New Garden Series

ENTRANT – Josh Byrne (WA)

DVD LAUREL

Title – Edible Gardens

ENTRANT – Gardening Australia TV

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAUREL

Website www.abc.net.au/gardening

ENTRANT – Gardening Australia ABC

BOOK LAUREL – GENERAL (Note two winners in this category)

Title – Creating an Australian Garden

AUTHOR – Angus Stewart (NSW)

Title – Seasons in My House and Garden

AUTHOR – Holly Kerr Forsyth (NSW)

BOOK LAUREL – TECHNICAL

Title – Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants Suitable for Cultivation

AUTHOR – W. Rodger Elliot and David L. Jones (Vic)

BOOK LAUREL – ENVIRONMENTAL

Title – Garden Guardians

AUTHOR – Jane Davenport (NSW)

ANITA BOUCHER YOUNG ACHIEVER (sponsored by Nursery & Garden Industry Australia)

Winner – Tino Carnevale (Tas – Gardening Australia ABC TV presenter)

The Laurels Committee commended all entrants for entering and striving for excellence in their respective fields.

HMAA also sincerely thanks all sponsors, without whom the Awards and Gala Dinner would not be possible:

Yates;  Scotts Australia;  NGIA;  Seasol International;  Neutrog;  Gardena;  Ross Garden Tours;  Ball Horticultural Co Australia;  Ambius;  Ramm Botanicals;  Kings Pride;  Every Little Drop;  Searles Garden Products;  Plants Management Australia;  Ozbreed;  Sprint Horticulture