Wheel cactus (Opuntia robusta)
Wheel cactus (Opuntia robusta)
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CAWS annual awards for the most "Weed Wise" retail nurseries

Two new annual awards for the most "Weed Wise" retail nurseries (one in Australia, one in New Zealand) have been created. The purpose of the awards is to create awareness and generate positive publicity regarding invasive garden plants. A very high proportion of serious weeds in Australia and New Zealand (and in other countries) were introduced as garden ornamentals. This will give positive publicity to retail nurseries that do not sell well-known invasive garden plants and who support appropriate labelling schemes and education of customers. Nurseries (retail or Garden Centre) could cover for example:

Please see the selection criteria (Australia / New Zealand) for more details.

Winners

YearAustralian winnerNew Zealand winner
2010 Kerikeri Plant Production
2009 No nominations received Forest Flora, Ngaruawahia
2008 Ardess Nursery in Albany, Western Australia Oratia Native Plant Nursery, Auckland
2007 Bulleen Art & Garden, Melbourne, Victoria Kerikeri Plant Production, Kerikeri
2006 Zanthorrea Nursery, Maida Vale, WA