Category: Events

Greenwalls and Rooftops (Including Community and Food Usage Visit)

Greenwalls and Rooftops (Including Community and Food Usage Visit)

Mark Paul MAIH RH, one of Australia’s leading Greenwall experts took us on a guided tour of some iconic greenwalls in Sydney. Visiting the Calyx in the Botanic Gardens, Inner City sites and the Broadway greenwall.

Sincere thanks to organiser Chris Poulton MAIH RH, Mark Paul MAIH RH and all members and guests that came and enjoyed a truly fabulous event.

 


Image credit David Ting MAIH RH 2018 — at Central Park Sydney.

 

Green wall display at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

 


Image credit David Ting MAIH RH 2018 — at Central Park Sydney.

 

The beautiful display that is The Calyx – one of the finest vertical plantings you will ever see.

 


Image credit David Ting MAIH RH 2018 — at The Calyx.

 

Plants with bite!

 


Image credit David Ting MAIH RH 2018 — at The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.

 

The other Costa.

 


Image credit David Ting MAIH RH 2018 — at The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.

 

Green roof

 


Image credit David Ting MAIH RH 2018 — at Central Park Sydney.

 


Image credit David Ting MAIH RH 2018 — at The Calyx.

 


Image credit David Ting MAIH RH 2018 — at The Calyx.

 


Image credit David Ting MAIH RH 2018 — at The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.

 


Image credit David Ting MAIH RH 2018 — at The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.

Walk and Talk Barrenjoey

Walk and Talk Barrenjoey

Friday 22nd June a great enthusiastic group of AIH members as well as other guests attended our first walk and talk event for the year headed up by Mark Paul of The Greenwall Company and former AIH Horticulturist of The Year.

Our group met at the Barrenjoey boathouse where we grabbed a coffee before heading off on our walk along the foreshore looking at the changing vegetation and witnessing some of the introduced weeds in the exposed areas. Next, we set off up the steep pathway which ultimately leads to the Barrenjoey lighthouse. Along the way, Mark imparted his vast knowledge of native plants and how their specific characteristics enable them to do so well in this environment.

The day also provided opportunities to be able to discuss with one another just how this relates to us in our day-to-day work as horticulturists.

Overall the day was a great success and our hope is that these days can provide our members with a chance to visit different horticultural venues learning from experienced horticulturists as well as being able to discuss with one another specific horticultural problems and issues we might be encountering.

We hope to organise another one or two later this year. Details to be announced soon. A big thank you to Mark Paul for his time, passion and knowledge.

By Chris Poulton FAIH

AIH members and guests on their walk and talk Photo – Chris Poulton FAIH

AIH members and guests reaching the top of Barrenjoey – Photo Chris Poulton FAIH

Barrenjoey- Photo Chris Poulton FAIH