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4. LIFESTYLE » House & Garden

AUSTRALIAN NATIVE PLANTS WORKSHOP

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.

10.00-11.00am
Introduction to Workshop
Origins of Australian native plants
Australian climates and environments


11.00-11.15am
Morning tea


11.15-12.15pm
Major Australian native plant families - identifiable features
Adaptations of Australian native plants - oil glands, etc.

12.15-1.00pm
Australian native plants for specific locations - sandy soil, sea winds, frost, etc.
Australian native plants for suburban gardens screening, bird attracting, etc.


1.00.1.45pm
Lunch


1.45-3.00pm
Australian native plants with special features food, “bush tucker”, fire retardant, etc.
Maintaining Australian native plants planting, pruning, pests and diseases.


3.00-3.15pm
Afternoon tea


3.15-4.00pm
Field trip (weather permitting)
Workshop Review.

Materials

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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