Lifestyle horticulture contacts directory
A range of organisations are associated with the lifestyle horticulture industry in Queensland. The following organisations are members of an umbrella group, the Centre for Lifestyle Horticulture (CLH), previously the Australian Centre for Lifestyle Horticulture (ACLH). Through these groups, producers and service providers are able to access a range of services and information relevant to their sector.
- The Centre for Lifestyle Horticulture (CLH) aims to unite all segments of the lifestyle horticulture industry. It represents and supports member organisations which include nursery, landscape, turf producers, flower growers, irrigation experts and horticultural professionals. Find out more about CLH.
- Flower Association of Queensland Inc. (FAQI) is the peak representative body for Queensland cut flower and foliage growers. FAQI assists growers with information, marketing, flower promotion, training, industrial relations, representation to government, events research coordination and industry development.
- Irrigation Australia Limited is a national body covering the whole value chain for urban and rural irrigation. It provides information about the irrigation industry and irrigation practices in Australia across a broad range of applications, including those for lifestyle horticulture.
- Landscape Queensland Industries Inc. is an association of professional landscape contractors, designers, suppliers and education providers. It addresses the need for industry standards and education to produce quality landscaping that respects and enhances the environment.
- Nursery & Garden Industry Queensland (NGIQ) is Queensland’s peak body representing production nurseries, garden centres and retail nurseries, and manufacturers and traders in products allied to the nursery industry. NGIQ provides industry representation to government, fosters responsible industry development and provides technical, industrial and commercial services to members.
- Queensland Arboricultural Association Inc. (QAA) is an association for professional arborists. QAA works to preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the environmental, aesthetic and recreational value of trees, and to promote and enhance arboricultural practices and management within the state of Queensland.
- Queensland Council of Garden Clubs Inc. (QCGC) has worked for over 50 years to encourage friendship and cooperation between member garden clubs and to promote the enjoyment of gardening to the wider community. The QCGC website provides information on regional and special-interest member groups, garden shows and special events.
- Queensland Sports Turf Association (STA) is an affiliate of STA Australia. It works to develop professionalism in sports turf management in Queensland by providing resources, ongoing education and networking opportunities. The membership is made up of sports turf workers and allied trades, including those from sports stadiums, golf courses, bowling greens, private schools and councils.
- Turf Queensland is the peak body in Queensland for turf producers and allied industries. Turf Queensland works with government to further the needs of commercial turf producers, fosters responsible industry development and provides member services, information and education. The organisation has been active in conducting irrigation auditing and producer education on water use efficiency.