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This month, the FOBG invite you to join us for a Zoom talk by Su Laird, entitled The New Naturalism

Garden lovers are probably familiar with The Highline in New York, which is planted in the “New Naturalism” style. But what exactly is the New Naturalism? Is it just one style of planting? And how does it relate to the “German” or “Dutch Waves”? Su will take you through the development of the New Naturalism, the innovators, the design principles underpinning the gardens, the plants and the applicability of this style of planting to our changing conditions in Australia.

About Su: Su has post-graduate qualifications in education, garden design and ceramics. A passionate gardener since her youth, Su has made a garden in every house she has ever lived in. For many years she was heavily involved with Open Gardens Australia and opened her own garden regularly as part of the OGA programme. Her garden has also featured on the ABC’s Gardening Australia Apart from designing gardens, she also teaches basic horticulture to young adults with special needs and is involved in the redesign of Northcote Cemetery. The last decade has seen her undertaking extensive travel to the best gardens in Australia, Europe and Japan .

Time: 7 pm drinks & nibbles, 7.30 for the talk in the comfort of your own home!
Cost: Free – please consider making a small donation via our website
ZOOM details:
https://us02web.zoom.us89863130417?pwd=UktEODcrYkVialZpZVorVGUyMSt2dz09Meeting ID: 898 6313 0417; Passcode: 79162





Join the Botanic Gardens Biosecurity Network for a series of eight webinars exploring plant biosecurity and surveillance in botanic gardens. From 20 May to 26 August 2020 the Botanic Gardens Biosecurity Network will  host a half hour webinar every second Wednesday at 2 pm AEST.
Presenters will include experts in biosecurity and surveillance, representatives from several Australian botanic gardens, and members of other biosecurity networks. During the webinar series we will cover topics including the basics of plant biosecurity and surveillance, biosecurity and surveillance activities currently happening in Australian botanic gardens, pests in your backyard, e.g myrtle rust.

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