Welcome to another edition of the Journal. It seems to me that each issue is better than the last – thanks to our ‘garden-shed-full’ of terrific writers; and our editorial team, Robin Powell and Linda Ross, and designer Pete Bunce. We promise you a world of gardening, and in this issue we seem to be taking that more literally than ever. While I head off to the northern summer (I’m leading a group to a favourite destination – Hawaii!) sit back and catch up with what’s happening around the garden globe.
We talk to Tim Entwisle about his return from Kew to Melbourne; find out about the international award that Richard Barley, CEO of the hugely popular Open Gardens Australia, recently collected; and chat to Myles Baldwin, who is linking local and international ideas and trends in his new garden show for Sydney. Michael McCoy, recently returned from taking a tour to the great gardens of the east coast of the US, explains the ideas behind Piet Oudolf’s designs, which we see having such a big influence on contemporary gardens (including some of the medal gardens at this year’s Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show). As well as all that, Robin Powell reveals some of the tips and tricks from Al-Ru Farm in South Australia and Peter Whitehead unpacks Jaipur in India, where he and wife Hilary will lead a tour next February.
You can see why membership of the Garden Clinic Club is rising every month and our Journal is read by discerning gardeners across Australia! Thanks for being part of it.