Millions of sterile Queensland Fruit Flies will be released over trial sites in western NSW and northern Victoria this week as scientists intensify efforts to protect horticultural crops from one of the nation’s most damaging pests. The move marks the first time the nation’s $60M effort to curb Queensland Fruit […]
The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) are on the lookout for Sydney’s most beautiful residential gardens – with entries now open for the 2019 Sydney Spring Garden Competition. Forty years since the last Spring Garden Competition was held, the RAS are excited to bring this initiative back to Sydney […]
Grab your clogs and head to Melbourne’s picturesque Dandenong Ranges for the 66th annual Tesselaar Tulip Festival, September 14 – October 13. Each year, Tesselaar Tulip Festival draws in visitors from Australia and internationally, to experience a dazzling display of a million spring bulbs and Tulips in every colour of […]
Sustainable Natives is a wholesale Native nursery located at Somersby NSW. We grow plants specific for the therapeutic community. We know what grows where, and specialise in providing a solution to all therapeutic gardens, ranging from herbs to fruiting trees, through to shade and fragrant plants . There is another […]
HMA NSW’s Big Day Out HMA NSW enjoyed perfect weather on Saturday 24 August for our Big Day Out to the Central Coast area north of Sydney. We started at Bromeliads Australia, where the three generations of the Larnach family shared their story and expertise. Robert, Gleness, Jamie, Jenny and Angus […]
HMA Victoria held its Annual General Meeting on August 15, at which two of its longest standing committee members were honoured for their years of service to HMA. Leigh Siebler, a foundation member of HMAV, was presented with the President’s Award for his 25 years’ service on the committee. For […]
Anne was an occupational therapist, devoted horticulturist and long standing member of HMA Victoria. She passed away in mid-July and is remembered by Michele Adler. I knew her as a student a friend and a colleague.In 1986 Anne started a part time Horticultural Studies Certificate at Burnley. She completed the […]
The HMAA Laurel Awards Dinner 2020 will be held on Tuesday, March 24 (MIFGS Eve) in Melbourne. Make a note on the calendar too to start preparing your entries for the 2020 Awards over the next couple of months, so there won’t be a last minute rush when the submission […]
The Australian Garden Council (AGC) has been awarded a Commonwealth Grant of $490,000, spread over two years to cover the financial years 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 and to support the promotion of gardening and gardens in Australia.
“Tomato – Know Sow Grow Feast” has won a gold medal in the IPPY self-publishing awards in the House and Garden category.Penny Woodward and Karen Sutherland are HMA Vic members and co-authored the book with cookery writer Janice Sutton. “Tomato” was released last October.