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Congress – Living Soils, Healthy Plants – Scaping Nature.

October 21, 2013 – October 25, 2013 all-day
Riverglenn Conference Centre
Kate Street
Indooroopilly QLD 4068
See Full list Below
Annette Irish

Living Soils –  Healthy – Plants – Scaping Nature  – CONGRESS & WORKSHOPS


Tuesday 22nd Oct – Friday 25th October 2013
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia




This residential workshop congress is geared towards the professional horticulturist, landscape designer, landscape architect, designer, architect, parks and botanic gardens manager/staff, education provider, town planner, environmental officer, nursery manager, horticultural media and the very keen gardener. The congress includes hands on workshops, horticultural site visit to the Mt-Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and moderated presentations.

Theme – ‘Concentrating on natural/biological methodologies in scaping our soil for plants, choosing plants and ‘assessing and mentoring’ our plant’s health’.  Concepts embrace urban aesthetic gardens, native bushland, production, urban farming and the congress with address selection of plants for geographical and climatic regions. 

Accommodation is available on-site for very reasonable cost and all meals can be covered in the package. You may to choose to live in for the 3-day residential at Riverglenn Conference Centre, situated on the banks of the Brisbane River, Indooroopilly. This centre is conveniently located near Brisbane CBD -10 minutes by train, bus or you can enjoy a stroll along the Brisbane River to Southbank and Roma St Parklands. GOOD VALUED PACKAGES AVAILABLE – See below for all details.


DON BURKE OAM, FAIH – horticultural researcher, gardening and media personality
GRAEME SAIT – CEO of Nutri-Tech Solutions, international speaker on biological production and plant nutrition
MARK PAUL  MAIH, RH – Australian Horticulturist of the Year 2012, Sydney-based green wall expert
ARNO KING FAIH, RH – Australian Horticulturist of the Year 2011, landscape architect, international educator, horticultural media
ANNETTE IRISH FAIH, RH – Managing Director AIMS Pty Ltd, President AIH, Senior horticultural consultant and international educator
Sue Dempster – Dempster Local Plant Strategies

Plus other leading AIH specialist membersclick here for details about speakers.


Friday 25th October morning workshop – ‘Dealing with Difficult Situations in the Horticulture Industry’ presented by Serge Loode leading international peace and mediation specialist and lecturer, based in Brisbane.

 AIH AWARDS DINNER Friday October 25th 2013 7 pm, 2 CPD points

Don Burke, MC. Tickets $99.00 per person. Share the night with the recipients of Australia’s highest horticultural awards and network with other horties and friends.

AIH Awards Dinner at same venue, fabulous a la carte dining overlooking remnant forests, then stroll along the Brisbane River to enjoy the October evening air.


More about the Awards  – click here


Post Congress Magical Mystery Tour of Sunshine Coast horticultural sites and nurseries

Magical Mystery Tour – Two days strolling around the Glasshouse Mountains and Sunshine Coast beaches – from the mountains to the mangroves to the white sandy beaches. Visit some world class collector’s gardens and specialist nurseries with the local AIH horticulture gurus. 

Download PDF AIH Conference 2013 [2MB]

Sponsored by Fitzpatrick & Co Insurance Australia, Agrifoodskills Australia, Nutritech Solutions, AIMS Pty Ltd, Horticultural Training Pty Ltd,   Australian Landscape Conference, PlantUp
Conference Sponsors


Endorsed by GreenUrbanAsia, CUGE Singapore, LIAS Singapore
Endorsed by logos set


Booking Form

‘Living Soils, Healthy Plants, Scaping Nature Congress’ and Post Congress Events

22 – 25 October 2013, All Prices exclude GST.

You can pay for more than one person, simply select the item and in the next screen select the quantity.

Daily Rate – Any 1 Day

3 day Congress

Workshop – ‘Understanding Conflict & Difficult Conversations’


Awards Dinner


FULL CONGRESS PACKAGE – 3 day Congress + Workshop +Awards Dinner

Riverglenn Centre – Accommodation Package

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