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4. LIFESTYLE » House & Garden


Course ID 12629
Price $135.00 (GST included)
Status Module is finished.
Location St Lukes, 4 Heydon Street Mosman
Tutor Judith Sleijpen
Sessions 1 session of 6 hours
Start date Sunday, 18 March 2018
Finish date Sunday, 18 March 2018
Time 10.00am - 4.00pm

Discover which Australian native plants are best for your garden or balcony to screen, attract birds, create fragrance or provide food (bush tucker). Plant breeders have developed many beautiful new varieties that prefer our local conditions making them the ideal choice for low maintenance gardens.

Introduction to Workshop
Origins of Australian native plants
Australian climates and environments

Morning tea

Major Australian native plant families - identifiable features
Adaptations of Australian native plants - oil glands, etc.

Australian native plants for specific locations - sandy soil, sea winds, frost, etc.
Australian native plants for suburban gardens screening, bird attracting, etc.

Australian native plants with special features food, “bush tucker”, fire retardant, etc.
Maintaining Australian native plants planting, pruning, pests and diseases.

Afternoon tea

Field trip (weather permitting)
Workshop Review.


Comprehensive notes provided.

About the presenter

Judith Sleijpen
Judith Sleijpen

Judith Sleijpen graduated from Ryde School of Horticulture with distinction in Urban Horticulture and gained experience in the retail nursery industry for several years.

As a Member of the Horticultural Media Association, Judith writes a monthly gardening column for "Peninsula Living" and "Northshore Living". She has also published articles in "Landscape Contractor and Manager", "Better Homes and Gardens", "Gardens and Outdoor Living" and "The Garden Gurus".

Passionate about garden design, plants and bees, Judith is a Member of the Australian Institute of Horticulture, a former member of the Sydney Executive Committee of Open Gardens Australia and the Speakers' Bureau of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Judith now conducts her garden design and horticultural consultancy business,"Gardens, Balconies and Beyond".

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