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Queensland Sub-Tropics Reference Group

  • The Queensland Sub-Tropics  'Grow Me Instead' guide and this website have been produced by NGIQ through funding from the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country.
Caring for our Country Australian Government NRM Team
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
Ph 1 800 552008 (Toll Free)
  • Special thanks go to Grow Me Instead project coordinator Barry Naylor (NGIQ) and project manager John McDonald (Nursery Industry Development Manager NGIQ).
  • Nursery & Garden Industry Queensland would like to acknowledge the people who generously contributed their time and expertise and who provided a wealth of information towards the production of the Grow Me Instead guides and website. Special thanks go to the members of the four regional Sub-Tropics Grow Me Instead Reference Groups in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg/Wide Bay;
  Nora Brandli
Maree Bretz
Peter Brown
Philip Cameron
Alison Chapman
Dorean Erhart
Bill Flenady
Jen Ford
Trevor Franklin
Hellen Haapakoski
Martin Hannan-Jones
Steven Hart
Kate Heffernan
Ailsa Holland
Alex Jakimoff
Paul Lancaster
Martin Leitch
Anthony Lewis
Rachel McFadyen
Ross McKinnon
Lex McMullen
Brett Mocke
Sheldon Navie
Carol Newman
Tracey O’Connell
Robert Percy
Glenda Pitman
John Prince
Tim Rich
David Roberts
Maureen Schmitt
Spencer Shaw
Kathy Stephens
Chris Trudgian
Nick Walford Smith
Burnett Mary Regional Group
Eden Gardens and Garden Centre
Wide Bay Institute of TAFE
Brisbane Botanic Gardens
SEQ Catchments
Brisbane City Council
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Gold Coast City Council
Australian Plant Nurseries
Biosecurity Queensland
Biosecurity Queensland
Queensland Herbarium
Alexander’s Nursery
Suncoast Water Gardens Pty Ltd
Logan City Council
Advanced Propagation
Weed Society of Queensland
Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Lifestyle Home and Garden
University of Queensland
Aitken & Newman Tubegrowers
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Aspley Nursery
Wide Bay Institute of TAFE
Deep Rainforest Co Australia Pty Ltd
Bundaberg Regional Council
Brisbane North Institute of TAFE
Bundaberg & District Urban Landcare
Brush Turkey Enterprises
Queensland Herbarium
Elsewhere Nursery
  • The many people and organisations who contributed photographs used in this website.
NGIQ Website for Nursery & Garden Industry Queensland
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