NEW MEMBER - Miaflora Garden Centre

Welcome to our latest NGIWA member, Miaflora Garden Centre.

Located on trendy Beaufort Street in Inglewood, Miaflora attracts customers with its large selection of plants and beautiful range of unique, quality giftware.  It is an Industry Accredited Garden Centre (AGCAS).

To learn more contact Simon and Caitlin Mitchell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sabrina Hahn At Next Retailers Night

We feel quite excited to be able to bring some big names in Australian gardening to our NGIWA/GCA Retailers Night series and the next one is no exception.

Sabrina Hahn shares her expertise and passion for green spaces regularly on ABC radio and in The West Australian and contributes articles for Gardening Australia and Organic Gardener.  She will be attending our next Retailers Night on November 15th, speaking about 'the good, the bad and the ugly of Christmas Retailing'.

So mark this in your diaries - full event details will be posted soon!

Be Snake Safe This Summer

Snakes are essential predators in the agricultural ecosystem, but close encounters can be uncomfortable and potentially fatal.

The attached PDF will give you and your staff some valuable information to help you stay 'snake safe' this summer.

Retailers Night - Spring Is In The Air (31st August 2016)

A fantastic evening last night at Waldecks Nursery in Stirling, who kindly hosted our "Spring Is In The Air" Retailers Night. This event was generously sponsored by Domus Nursery and Garden Centres Association of Australia. Around 40 members and guests enjoyed Mark Tucek's (Domus Nursery) presentation of new spring plant releases and Deryn Thorpe provided us with a great behind the scenes look into garden tourism and the rebirth of the Open Gardens scheme in WA. Everyone was treated to a special guest appearance from ABC Gardening Australia presenter Angus Stewart who spoke about his latest book on native gardens. The evening finished off nicely with freshly made pizzas and networking.

Angus Stewart To Join Our Retailers Night This Wednesday

Angus Stewart will be attending our Retailers Night this Wednesday. His groundbreaking work with native plants and his appearances on ABC Radio's Weekends with Simon Marnie and ABC TV's Gardening Australia have seen him emerge as Australia's leading expert when it comes to native plants and their untapped possibilities.
To RSVP to this event, simply head over to our Events page.

Member Profile - Ozscot Horticulture

Wattle Grove is home to a number of horticultural businesses, and I was delighted recently to catch up with plant grower, John Ogilvie of Ozscot Horticulture. John has been in the industry for over 25 years and during that time has supported many other growers and nurseries with his large variety of tube stock plant material.

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2016 Biosecurity And Quarantine Forum - 25th August

Around 20 NGIWA members and guests from the DAFWA Biosecurity team came together for our inaugural Biosecurity and Quarantine Forum. Presentations included the future of  biosecurity and the impact of not taking preventive measures, as well as import / export policies and quarantine regulations.

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Biosecurity Advice: Asian Longhorned Beetle

We have been advised that a female Asian Longhorned beetle has been found on a Perth building site recently. DAFWA have inspected the area and begun surveillance but no further beetles (or activity) have been detected. DAFWA are asking us all to keep an eye out for this pest, which they suspect was a single hitch-hiker on imported cargo.

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NGI Structure Review Committee Visit

Following the NGIWA Board meeting on Tuesday 14th June, we hosted the NGIA Structure Review Forum where eight members attended to have their say. Key discussion points included the present NGI structure, and what everyone felt should be retained and what should be considered for change.

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NGIWA Membership Fees 2017/2018

Below are the prices for NGIWA membership fees applicable from 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2018. Membership is open to any business involved in the nursery or allied industry. We also have special free memberships for horticulture students who may wish to join our NextGen group.  All full memberships include affiliation for Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA).

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Employment Opportunity - Supervisor (Landscape & Horticulture Maintenance)

Advertisement: Supervisor (Landscape & Horticulture Maintenance)

* Landscape Maintenance Team Leader, inspired design installation
* Permanent Full-time, secure long-term employment, great culture
* Garden Maintenance of high-end, quality, private garden installations

The Role & the Organisation - About our Client
Our Client’s business has been operating for 30 years. They are renowned for their professionalism, quality projects, and superior client service. They’ve created a strong work culture such that employees look forward to going to work in the morning. Business expansion requires the employment of a couple of Landscape Maintenance Gardeners.
Primary Responsibilities of the Role include:
1. Provide manual labour and leadership for the labour team, ensuring the professional maintenance of landscaping projects completed.
2. Motivate and lead the maintenance labour team in all landscape maintenance tasks to the standards A strong focus on OHS practices.
3. Organising, loading, unloading and maintaining tools and vehicles.
4. A professional, friendly Client focus.
5. Management of completion of Maintenance reports and Client Job cards.
6. A great attitude and a “can do” approach means everything.

The Successful Applicant requires the following:
1. A Level III or higher Horticultural qualification,
2. Current certifications including a;
a. WA Construction White/Blue Card,
b. Drivers licence, ideally a MR license,
c. Pesticide licence advantageous
3. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written,
4. The physically fitness to pass a pre-employment medical indicating the ability to undertake manual labour.Applicants must apply in writing and submit a relevant resume.

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Member Profile - Perth Hills Veggie Co Pty Ltd

Twelve months ago whilst visiting the Pinjarra Garden Festival I met Paul Beveridge for the first time. Paul is the latest breed of growers aiming at the niche market of selling freshly grown vegetables to gardeners so that they can eat what they grow.  Paul admits quite openly he is not a horticulturist but an accountant by profession but in a space of twelve months from setting up his business, The Perth Hills Veggie Co has gone from strength to strength and his range of heirloom vegetables is growing too.

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NextGen Propagation Workshop - 7th Sept 2016

Our NextGen group (18-35 years) were treated to a fantastic propagation workshop at the Botanical Gardens and Parks Authority (Kings Park Nursery) yesterday. Over 35 attended and were provided with an enthralling insight into propagating techniques led by Nursery Curator, Amanda Shade and staff from BGPA. Michael Gorman, our NextGen Co-ordinator, spoke about how NGIWA was focused on growing this group and thanked everyone for their great support. Big thanks to our industry partner, Water Corporation, for kindly sponsoring the event. Everyone agreed it was a terrific hands on experience!!

NEW MEMBER - Perth Hills Veggie Co Pty Ltd

Welcome to Paul and Emma Beveridge of Perth Hills Veggie Co Pty Ltd who have joined NGIWA.  Located in Oakford, the Perth Hills Veggie Co Pty Ltd specialise in heirloom vegetable, flower and herb seedlings and living herbs for the wholesale market.  Paul has also joined our NextGen WA Group.

NGIV Visit To WA

NGIWA were delighted to host a two-day tour of the Shrub and Tree Growers of NGIV in July. Sites visited included Domus Nursery, Benara Nurseries, Plantrite, Kings Park Botanical Gardens, Floraplant and Hope Valley Nursery. As part of the visit, NGIWA members were invited to join the touring party for an evening dinner at Little Creatures in Fremantle.

Member Profile - Baileys Fertiliser

As I started compiling my first round of members to go and visit I was keen to reacquaint my friendship with Kim Bailey. I have known Kim for the best part of twenty years; working closely with him and his team on fertiliser programs at Curtin University, on industry committees and on Curtin 100.1 FM.

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