Marcelle Nankervis is a Horticulturist who has worked in the Horticultural Media for over 16 years.
She is passionate about Permaculture, Sustainability and Gardening for the Future.

Marcelle regularly writes for Your Garden magazine and Better Homes and Gardens.
Her first book was Plants for Australian Dry Gardens (Murdoch Books).
Marcelle's second is Smart Gardening (Exisle Publishing).

Welcome to my Blog!

As a horticultural writer I often come across people, stories, tips, tricks and real gems of information that never really make their way out of my notebook. I am hoping to share a few of these insights here as well as my own gardening experiences, which includes getting my children excited about plants.

I believe that a strong connection with the garden and our landscape when we are young is vital. I am hoping that educating my children in "Green Living" and "Smart Gardening" will provide them with the fundamental building blocks necessary for them to live long and healthy lives, while also doing their bit in helping to create a sustainable and green future for all.

Happy Gardening!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Enjoy a Spring Garden Party!


The Victorian nursery industry has just announced the launch of its Spring Garden Parties, to be held across the state commencing September 1st.
The Garden Party campaign is aimed at inspiring Victorians back into their gardens this Spring! Gardeners of all persuasions and abilities will find that their local garden centre will be the bustling centre of activities designed to re-ignite Victorian’s love for gardening.

Garden Centres in every community across Victoria are ready to add colour and enjoyment to home gardens. The industry’s message is that there are many great reasons for families and friends to enjoy their outdoor spaces.

Gardening is Victorian’s most popular recreation and working in the garden is an ideal exercise, something that many Victorians are already well aware of. Now is the perfect time to jump on the Grow Your Own bandwagon – one that you can use to bring the kids along. Get them active in the garden; the benefits will speak for themselves. Healthier outcomes for everyone, no matter how young, no matter how old!

• Local nurseries and garden centres are right behind the Spring Garden Party and gardeners.
• The Garden Party is all about having fun with your family and friends.
• It is aimed at inspiring Victorians back into their gardens this Spring!
• Garden Parties will be held at Garden Centres right across Victoria and will include heaps of activities, fun for the kids and even cooking demonstrations.
• And what a great place for a quiet drink at the end of a busy day. Outside, in your own garden having a drink with friends and family, it doesn’t get any better than that.
• Did you know that improving our gardens can have a powerful effect on reducing energy consumption in the home?
• By improving home gardens Victorians can have a terrific investment not just in their health, but their home value too.

Have your own Garden Party to kick off Spring.

DID YOU KNOW? The Victorian nursery industry supports over 11,500 jobs and generates well over 1.5 Billion dollars a year. It is a noted exporter into other states and is regarded as the best in Australia. Staff are typically trained professionals and retail customers in particular will always find knowledgeable and helpful people to assist them whenever they visit their local garden centre.