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President’s Message (June 2019)

By | 2019-05-31T17:47:47+00:00 June 1st, 2019|

Singapore, a horticultural hub. If you are looking for inspiration on creative horticultural design, then look no further than Singapore. I just returned home from Singapore feeling fully inspired. I revisited the ‘Gardens by The Bay’ which is looking amazing, it has been a few years since my last visit and the plants are [...]

Jewel Changi Airport: Where nature meets marketplace

By | 2019-06-26T15:16:36+00:00 May 31st, 2019|

By Clair Hurford Architect Moshe Safdie’s new garden airport is a ‘microcosm of a city upon itself.’ Ahead of last week’s launch of Jewel, Singapore’s Changi airport had already been voted ‘world’s best airport’ by Skytrax for the seventh consecutive year since 2012. The series of green spaces within Changi, including an Orchid Garden, [...]

Heading into the great outdoors for some indoor inspiration

By | 2019-05-31T17:47:56+00:00 May 31st, 2019|

When looking for new plants to use indoors, why not investigate your own back yard for inspiration? Australia is home to thousands of plant species. Yet perhaps relatively few of them end up in our interior plantscapes. Some of the more well-known native plants in use indoors include Ficus benjamina (Weeping Fig), Schefflera actinophylla [...]

4 tips on how to promote indoor plants to interior and architect designers

By | 2019-04-24T20:54:16+00:00 April 24th, 2019|

Imagine integrating indoor plants into every interior or architectural designer’s whole concept, just like carpet, furniture, lighting and workstations. Interior Plantscape Association (IPA) is working hard every day to achieve our vision that every corporate building designers include interior plants in their overall design and have IPA plantscapers supply and maintain them! Feedback often received [...]

President’s Message (April 2019)

By | 2019-03-27T14:40:32+00:00 March 31st, 2019|

Recently we received a copy of an article printed in the South Australian newspaper, The Advertiser, about government departments wasting taxpayer’s money on fitting out their offices with indoor plants. As your President, I responded on behalf of IPA immediately sending a letter to the journalist who wrote the article. Click here to see [...]

What is Industry Accreditation?

By | 2019-03-27T17:18:39+00:00 March 27th, 2019|

What is Industry Accreditation? Industry accreditation is a form of industry self-regulation. Through significant consultation and review, industry sets what they believe are the skill levels, qualifications, systems, procedures and experience that a business or individual within an industry should have to enable them to operate to an acceptable industry standard and preferably to [...]

President’s Message (March 2019)

By | 2019-02-26T19:09:28+00:00 March 1st, 2019|

An enormous thank you must go to past President, Arthur Stacey. Arthur’s dedication to the industry goes back many years, in fact decades. Arthur was a founding member of NIPA (National Interior Plantscaping Association) and was the President for several years in the early 2000’s. He has been on the Executive board for more [...]

A brief foray into the Florida tropics

By | 2019-02-26T19:30:07+00:00 February 26th, 2019|

Just what are the Americans up to now? To find out, we take a quick look at some of the indoor plants and products featured at the 2019 Tropical Plant International Expo held in Florida in January.   Over 6,000 people attended the 2019 Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE), hosted by the Florida Nursery [...]