The debates have raged, the discussions have been passionate, some tough decisions have been made and finally, New Zealand Flower & Garden Show is delighted to announce the results from this year’s event. The Best in Show winners are: Best in Show: The Beekeepers Hobbit Hole, Hobbiton Horticultural Excellence: The […]
HMAQ is planning a get-together in beautiful Cairns next year and we’d love all members around the country to join us in Far North Queensland. Current plans have a professional development session at Flecker Gardens, followed by fellowship. Saturday would be a bus tour to stunning tropical gardens, and Sunday […]
Originally started in 2012 in the nearby city of Ipswich, the event will now be moving to Brisbane’s iconic Doomben Racecourse on 16 – 17 March 2018. Too big for Ipswich, the event organisers Paul Plant (HMAQ member) and Ruth O’Dowd have taken two years to select the new Brisbane […]
By Angus Stewart and Simon Leake (Murdoch Books, November 2017, paperback $45.00rrp) Over the years I have found that young people have not had the same experience or knowledge handed down from parents and hence do not feel confident in growing vegetables. Here is a book that is an up […]
Gardening to improve your health and wellbeing is becoming increasingly popular. This was demonstrated by the large number of speakers showcasing their therapeutic gardening programs at the Australian Therapeutic Landscapes Conference 2017 held in Adelaide on 13 October 2017. Research was sited in presentations to validate the idea that gardening […]
New data released today by Hort Innovation and Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) has shown Australia’s thriving green life businesses produced an estimated $2.29 billion of green life in 2015-16.
In the 1800s, farmers cultivated mushrooms in abandoned quarries underneath the French capital. Within these catacombs, in dark, cavernous chambers, farmers once cultivated a button mushroom variety that bears the name of the French capital: the Paris mushroom. While locals have used the natural limestone resources since Gallo-Roman times, it […]