A rose by any other name? Join new ASA Tour Leader Deryn Thorpe for “Risqué Royals, Flirtatious Females & Scandalous Sirs“, an entertaining romp through the pages of garden history! Deryn Thorpe presents an entertaining lecture on how a selection of roses have been named after historical figures. Using historical letters, poetry, diary entries and beautiful […]
It was at a meeting of heritage rose lovers that I first heard about Ninfa, a romantic, rambling, Italian garden built in the ruins of a medieval town. I put it on my garden ‘bucket list’ and in May, on a journey from Rome to Sorrento, I got the opportunity to see if the anticipation lived up to the experience.
Perth and the South West Western Australia are in a world biodiversity hotspot known for its many unique and spectacular native plants, including its renown and colourful kangaroo paws, and Perth is also one of the world’s most remote capitals. The South West provides both an abundance of national parks where you will find stunning spring wildflowers as well as a variety of …
Growing lawn in coastal gardens can be a struggle due to salty winds and sea spray, but consider the challenges of sustaining a healthy lawn on a ship in the middle of the ocean! I’ve just returned from a cruise and am slightly embarrassed to admit that one of the aspects of ship life I […]
On an already chilly day I made my way into the still colder environment of the Subantarctic Plant House in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) for a glimpse of the native vegetation of Macquarie Island.