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‘Walking on the wildside’ returns this October

Springtime wildflower farm walk and floristry demonstration
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Date: Tuesday October 31

Place: growwild wildflower farm, 916 Old Hume Highway, Alpine, NSW 2575 (just north of Mittagong)

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Discover the diversity and versatility of Australian grown wildflowers and foliage. Watch our floral designers showcase their stunning colours, shapes and textures as they create a breathtaking range of designs for our theme for the day, ‘A country wedding’. Tour a commercial wildflower farm to see fabulous grevilleas (in 8 colours), kangaroo paws, Protea ‘Venus’, Banksias and leptospermum growing.

Our designers are Lynne Dallas NDSF Cert ED and Emelia Bristow from Pearsons Florist, Sydney. Both have a never ceasing passion for flowers!

Outline of the day:

10.00 am Meet at the farm for registration and morning tea

Farm walk                 Lunch             Floristry demonstration       Silent auction

Registration is essential and required before October 24.

Full registration $110 (includes farm walk, floristry demonstration, morning tea and lunch); $95 (WildFlowers Australia member).

Go to: https://www.trybooking.com/RZSY

Program and other information is provided at the booking link.

 

For information please contact: Bettina Gollnow      M 0434 265 817

E management@wildflowersaustralia.com.au

Presented by WildFlowers Australia Ltd.

Sponsors include East Coast Wildflowers, the Wildflower Industry Network of NSW Inc., and Apack NSW.

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2017 floristry competition results out soon

WildFlowers Australia National Student Floristry Competition
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2017 theme: A table centrepiece for a special occasion or event

We’re looking forward to another great competition this year! 

Go to floristry-competition to see more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grower seminar a great success!

Managing pests & diseases in wildflower crops
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Held on Tuesday 21 March 2017, this seminar attracted over 30 participants. All enjoyed visiting the venue, located within PlantBank, at The Australian Botanic Garden, Mt Annan, NSW.

Attendees benefited greatly from the expertise of our guest speakers, all leaders in their field:

  • Mr Gary Leeson (Managing Director, Organic Crop Protectants),
  • Dr Andrew Manners (Senior Entomologist, Horticulture and Forestry Science, Qld Department of Agriculture and Fisheries), and
  • Dr Len Tesoriero (Senior Plant Pathologist, NSW Department of Primary Industries).

Attendees also learnt more about PlantBank - the seedbank and research laboratories of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust. Dr Cathy Offord led them on a behind-the-scenes tour and explained the horticultural research and conservation work they do there to understand and preserve Australian native plant species.

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Flower - a free digital magazine

Brought to you by the Flower Association of Queensland

Flower is a free electronic magazine for the cut flower and foliage industry and the flower-loving community. It has flower news and information from Australia and around the world in an interactive app, bringing the wonderful story of fresh flowers to the fingertips of consumers everywhere and linking them with all members of the flower supply chain.

Flower is a source of news, views and exclusive stories on everything from flower farming through to floral design. Each issue is filled with glorious flowers, retail trends and tips on how the consumer can experience and enjoy flowers in their life. There’s also a wealth of information on production, world research, business management, marketing advice and upcoming events for all those involved in the flower industry.

In its premiere Special Edition, Flower is showcasing Australia’s extraordinary wildflowers and foliages in all their stunning glory. Come along on a journey through the wildflower supply chain, from plants blossoming under the Australian sun through to floral products and designs that flaunt our unique flora and our world-class commercial floriculture industry.

Download Flower for free by searching for ‘Flower mag’ on the Apple App Store or for Android  on Google Play.

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