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.
After 48 years as Cruden Farm’s Head Gardener, (or ‘Gardener # 2′ as he prefers to be called) Michael Morrison has retired from the role. Michael is still very involved with the property however and in fact, he is now Cruden Farm’s #1 Volunteer. Following a lengthy recruitment process, the […]
The winners of the 2019 Joy Harland Memorial Photographic Competition were announced on March 27 in Melbourne. The winning images show the depth of talent among HMAA members. Congratulations to all who entered!
The multi award winning Queensland Garden Expo will this year celebrate its 35th Anniversary and to mark the occasion we have put together a special tour offer for HMAA members.
5 December 2018 The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has welcomed the new function of assisting with disputes that fall under Franchising, Horticulture and Oil Codes of Conduct. “Our office is providing businesses with information on the codes, options to resolve disputes and access to mediation […]
By AB Bishop (Murdoch Books, November 2018, paperback, $39.99 RRP) In this recent release, AB has not only produced a very detailed, practical guide to creating a habitat garden but, in part 1 of the book, she has also provided a much needed explanation of broader topics such as ecology, […]
Hort Innovation has proudly thrown its support behind a new joint initiative to combat threats to our plant biosecurity. Cemented by a Memorandum of Understanding between Australia and New Zealand, the Trans-Tasman collaborative, led by Australia’s Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) and New Zealand’s Better Border Biosecurity (B3NZ), will focus […]
A new strategic direction, to move from the current federated model to a new model where businesses and associations are directly involved in their national body, has been reached between the Nursery and Garden Industry associations after the NGIA Board, State Presidents and their invited members met in Sydney this […]