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Greenworld – Summer 2016-2017


Horticultural Marketing, Retailing

and Landscaping in Australasia

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elcome to the

summer issue



magazine, which marks

the end of 2016 while

looking forward to 2017.

With so much change

and uncertainty ahead in

2017, plants, gardens and

gardening will provide an

oasis of calm in a troubled

and often angry world.

The research continues

to flood in showing that

trees, gardens and green

space are hugely beneficial on many levels.

Even a small indoor garden can have

a big impact. At the recent Therapeutic

Landscapes Conference

in Sydney, keynote

speaker Dr Theresa Scott

from the University of

Queensland presented

data showing that

bringing plants and

natural elements indoors

in nursing homes helps

make both the residents

and staff happier and

more satisfied with their

environment. Read more

about the conference and

the positive therapeutic

benefits of plants and

gardens in the Australian

Institute of Horticulture

news on pages 23−24.

Industry association

under review

Changes are not just happening on the world

stage. Closer to home and our industry, the

peak body, the Nursery and Garden Industry

Association (NGIA), has been reviewing its

structure over the past 10 months. The Structure

Review Committee has presented its report to the

NGIA board and is now seeking further input

from members and stakeholders.

The committee, chaired by Gary Eyles,

has recommended a move to a national

structure with a focus on regional services

(see our news story on page 5). This new

approach would be achieved with a single

governing board, a national structure and a

regional delivery team to ensure services were

delivered at local level. The recommendations

were made after extensive industry

consultation at meetings and through online

surveys, along with a review of similar

industry bodies around the world.

It is a comprehensive report that is available

to download from the NGIA website. Read it,

consider it and give the association your feedback.


The end of the year also

delivers news of awards and

presentations. We bring news

industry awards in this issue

(see News on pages 5−9). The

AIH awards were presented at

a gala dinner held during the

recent International Society for

Horticultural Science symposia

held in Cairns.

The top award, the Golden

Wattle, was presented this

year to media personality

Jane Edmanson. Jane, who is

well known across the nation

as a presenter on



on ABC TV, has also

had a long career on radio 3AW in Victoria.

Jane has announced that she will be stepping

away from the microphone on December 10.

Tune into her last show or listen online. Her

help and kind advice to gardeners and her

advocacy for the nursery industry are sure to

be missed but we’ll continue to have her on

our television screens on ABC TV on Friday

evenings in 2017.

As more news of state nursery association

awards filters in, we’ll keep you up to

date through our regular e-newsletter and

via social media. If you haven’t already

discovered our Facebook page, do start

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Jennifer Stackhouse


Research has shown that indoor plants and gardens in retirement and nursing homes have

positive effect on well-being.

Gardening personality Jane Edmanson has

received the GoldenWattle award from theAIH.