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Alpine Nurseries
1099 Old Northern Road,
Dural NSW 2158
Tue, 30th Apr 2024
8:30 AM
12:30 PM
The Landscape Association
02 9630 4844

TLA Training Series:

Module 1 ‘Plant Selection Masterclass’

Are you ready to transform your landscaping projects and wow your clients with the perfect plant selections? If so, join us for an informative and interactive half day workshop kindly hosted by Alpine Nurseries, Dural.

This multi-faceted workshop, lead by industry experts, is designed to arm you with the knowledge and expertise needed to make informed choices and create breathtaking outdoor spaces!

Tuesday 30 April, 8:30am to 1:00pm

Alpine Nurseries, 1099 Old Northern Road, Dural 2158

Members: $79

Non-Members: $99

Sign-up your apprentices to a free TLA student membership and receive $10 off their ticket price. Contact us for more details.

Registration includes workshop, take home workbook, completion certificate, morning tea and lunch.

Topics covered will include:

  • Important considerations for successful plant selection
  • Alpine nurseries top-selling landscape plants
  • Plant characteristics, suitability and usage
  • Hardiness, pests & disease
  • When an alternative species may be a better option
  • Successful client handover’s

This workshop contains something for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned landscaper looking to refine your skills or a newcomer eager to learn the ropes and is perfect for the whole team.

Lift your game towards becoming a plant selection expert and take your landscaping projects to new heights!


Meet Your Presenters

Jonathan Garner

TLA Excellence Awards Judge and Head of Horticulture, Mayfield Gardens

Jonathan Garner began his horticultural studies in 1988 at Ryde School of Horticulture whilst serving as apprentice to one of Sydney’s senior and respected landscape gardeners. To further his skills and knowledge, he moved to Surrey England to work as head gardener on a private estate and to gain his city & guilds certificate in Horticulture. His studies at Merrist Wood College also provided him with the experience of involvement at Chelsea flower show and RHS Wisley Gardens.

Since returning to Australia in 1993, Jonathan has built a reputation as one of the States most skilled gardeners and knowledgeable horticulturists. His enthusiasm and respect from industry peers, saw him elected as NSW President and in 2010, the youngest appointed “Fellow’ of the Australian Institute of Horticulture. He has lectured and spoken on behalf of the AIH, Royal Botanic Gardens, TAFE colleges, Sydney in Bloom’s expert panel, Gardening Australia expo, National Trust, Garden clubs and The Landscape Contractors Association of NSW in the specialised practices of “Espalier & Plant Training”, “Pruning techniques”, “Soil management”, “Crop Protection” and “Plant Establishment practices”. His ability to explain often complex & technical information in an understandable manner has seen him host gardening talkback on ABC radio

In 2007 Jonathan had his first book published. “Dry Gardening Australia” focused on sustainable gardening from the soil up. It’s practical and responsible advice led to great reviews from the Horticultural media and made it one of the best selling gardening books of the year. Jonathan provides a unique service of training staff onsite, continuing mentoring, horticultural consulting and specialised technical services to landscape contractors, designers and garden owners.


Shannon Decker 

TLA Vice President and owner, Now & Zen Landscapes

Shannon is the Director of Multi-Award Winning Blue Mountains Landscape company Now & Zen Landscapes established in 1999.

Shannon has 30 years experience in the landscape industry, working in regional and metropolitan areas.

Over the past 10 years Shannon has played a key role in supporting Registered Training Organisations across NSW and assisting business owners with their training needs. Passionate about sustainability and the environment Shannon enjoys working on his farm and trekking the world.

Judy Bates

TLA director, horticulturist and former TAFE head teacher

Judy Bates’ entire working life has been in the horticulture field, with her initial industry background in amenity horticulture. Since that time, Judy has embraced the Landscape Construction Industry and has for 40 years been developing and delivering educational programs in horticulture, irrigation and landscape construction. With her wealth of knowledge and experience in the education industry, Judy has had extensive input into the development of Australia-wide training and programs and she has also honed her management skills by supervising large teaching sections of hundreds of students enrolled in TAFE NSW.

Judy is a qualified horticulturalist, nursery-woman and botanist and has come to be familiar with all aspects of the diverse Landscaping Industry. She is exceptionally proud of her continued involvement in the field, having served on the TLA Board since 2009.

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Kindly hosted by Alpine Nurseries

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