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

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