Nursery & Garden Industry Northern Territory - NGINT
NGINT's Tropical Garden Spectacular
George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
This event is all about creating inspirational gardening ideas to take home to your garden, whether it's a sprawling backyard, leafy courtyard or cosy balcony.
We want everyone to embrace the outdoor lifestyle we enjoy here in the Territory and explore the wonderful variety of opportunities there are with the Tropical Garden Spectacular.
Welcoming new members
Businesses with a difference come and join us. Our territory members come from diverse areas including the more tropical coastline of Darwin to the milder subtropical Katherine and temperate Alice Springs. Our membership covers all sectors of the industry from growers and retailers to cut flower growers, landscape designers, contractors and suppliers to irrigation specialists and allied traders. Our local government, councils and university are also strong supporters and provide valuable assistance to our industry and members.
Raising the NGINT Profile
The NGINT's focus since 2006 has been to let everyone know who we are and what we do. A ‘corporate profile' has been developed and is presented to all key industry stakeholders annually. This has enabled the NGINT to develop important partnerships and ensure support for our many and varied industry initiatives and promotional projects.
Although water is not the issue here in the NT as it is for our neighbouring states, we have developed an MOU with the NT Power & Water Corporation and launched two booklets ‘How to Create a Water Wise Garden in the Top End' and ‘How to Create a Water Wise Garden in Central Australia'.
NGINT members are always looking for new opportunities. New plant developments involve strategic partnerships to produce uniquely tropical plant species for the benefit of all involved and ultimately consumers nationally. Exporting palms to the United Arab Emirates has proven to be a significant boost to the industry with several members participating in growing and supplying a range of palms for landscape projects in Dubai.
Workshops and skills development
The NGINT organises appropriate nursery specific and business development workshops in consultation with members to ensure they are up-to-date with current information and industry standards and that we can provide what they need to ensure ongoing development of their businesses and skills.
Support is provided by the Department of Regional Development, Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources, Charles Darwin University as well as the closely aligned Northern Territory Horticultural Association.
Phone: 08 8983 3810