The Nursery & Garden Industry, NSW & ACT has joined forces with the Landscape Contractors Association plus the Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers to create the Life is a Garden feature. The actual display has been constructed by Padstow TAFE horticultural students as part of their learning and assessment whilst studying Horticulture and Landscape Construction. TAFE NSW – South Western Sydney institute, Padstow College is a leader of excellence in horticultural education and landscape construction.
They have done a fantastic job and this display will encourage youngsters to consider a career in horticulture; whether it is in the Nursery and Garden Industry or in landscaping. TAFE NSW provides many courses that are ideally suited for those considering a career in horticulture. You will see 1000 plants ranging from small succulents through to large trees and a wide range to suit all styles of garden. There will be colour, loads of tempting vegetables, fruit trees, stunning Kangaroo Paws and other really hardy Australian Native plants. You will see Olive trees, Gymea Lilies, grasses and Grass Trees, New Releases, screening plants and ground covers. We’ve got the lot!
The Nursery and Garden Industry members have provided all of these plants that you will see – there are over 80 varieties! Incorporated into the layout are 22 Bluescope Water garden tank beds, a Community Art Wall, a funky coloured pathway, Boral blocks, different styles of paving, Living Cubes and a Succulent Pipe Wall! Compost Bins, Worm Farms and a water tank all add to the overall ambience. This is an exhibit not to be missed and visitors will be able to talk to horticulturalists on site and take away some fantastic tips and ideas. Have a walk around and look at the different features in the Nature Strip; Courtyard; Balcony; Outdoor Room; and Productive Backyard. The next stop after the visit to Life is a Garden at the Easter Show 2010 is to the local garden centre to make some plans for an autumn ‘make-over.’
For further information contact Peter Whitehead at NGINA on 02 9679 1472.