Chris and the Australian Training Awards.

One of our apprentices, Chris Henbery, represented Victoria in Hobart last Thursday. He was a finalist in the Australian Apprentice of The Year award. Chris flew down on the Monday and spent three days of interviews, tours and dinners. The tours included a visit to the famous Mona Art Gallery, a true Hobart must do. …

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The giant agave that took 20 years to flower.

Thanks to Collector’s Corner, we have some pretty amazing agave here at Gardenworld. One of them is this massive Agave parryi hybrid. The original variety was native to New Mexico, Arizona and northern Mexico. Generally the flower colour will be a pale yellow, but being a hybrid, we are not quite sure what colour this …

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Cup Day at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

By James Wall. What do you tell your children on your day off that you want to walk around the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne ? You tell them we are going on a photographic assignment of course. One child gets the camera for half an hour and then the other child gets its for the …

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The mystique of growing blueberries – part 2.

By James Wall. So it was back to the blueberry farm on  the rolling hills of Gippsland in late October to see what was going on. Blueberries are already available in Melbourne fruit shops, but they are grown in northern NSW. Over here in Gippsland, they have begun to set fruit but are many weeks …

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Garden Event worth waiting for – Geranium maderense

A Garden Event worth waiting for. By Kevin Mankey. Over the last month I have been watching with anticipation the formation of a giant head of flowers on an old favourite plant in my garden, Geranium maderense. This is a very old species of geranium classified as a “true geranium” differentiating it from the many …

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Vintage spring planter pot.

Now that spring has officially sprung it is a great time to get outside and get creative in the garden! Here is a short DIY video where I show you how to create a fun and colourful pot by upcycling an old cast iron pot. There are many fantastic ways to create eye-catching displays in …

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Euphorbia – a gardener’s favourite.

By Kevin Mankey. Favourite Families: EUPHORBIACEAE. The question frequently pops up when you work in the nursery industry…”Do you have a favourite plant?” My answer would be not one individual favourite but more like a favourite family. The Euphorbias are one of the largest plant families with over two thousand members from all over the …

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The Yuyuan Gardens in the Old City of Shanghai.

Yuyuan Gardens By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs. Throughout my travels around China I had the opportunity to see a lot of different attractions and only a few gardens. Out of all the gardens I had the chance to visit this was by far my favourite and left me feeling the most impressed. This garden is beautifully landscaped …

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Chris does it – Victorian Apprentice of the Year

Chris Henbery - Victorian Apprentice of the Year 2015

Last night at The Crown Palladium, Gardenworld’s very own Chris Henbery was named the 2015 Victorian Apprentice Of The Year.  It capped off three wonderful years of combining study with work. Mike Callaway, horticulture teacher at Swinburne University at Wantirna, praised Chris’s exceptionally high standard of work and knew he would have a great chance …

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Chris Henbery a finalist for Apprentice Of The Year


Gardenworld is proud to announce that our very own apprentice Chris Henbery has made the final of The Victorian Apprentice Of The Year award. Chris has already won awards in the faculty of horticulture, but now he is up against the best of the rest. Chris has a real passion for plants and will go …

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