Life Members

A Life Member is defined to mean "a person who has rendered distinguished and meritorious service the to nursery industry and who after investigation and recommendation of the Executive is elected at a General Meeting by a two-third majority of members entitled to vote".

A nomination for the award of Life membership shall be submitted in writing to NGIA at least 42 days prior to the Annual General Meeting for consideration and approval by the NGIA Board.

The Nursery & Garden Industry has proudly honoured the following people with Life Membership:

Irene Bowden - New World Flora Pty Ltd, WA

Edward Bunker - Aussie Winners Pty Ltd, QLD

David Cliffe - Narromine Transplants, NSW

Ralph Groves, NSW

Russell Higginbotham - Assett Horticulture, QLD

Malcolm Lewis - Lewis Horticulture, SA

David Mathews - Proteaflora Nursery, VIC

Geoff Richards - Richgro Garden Products, WA

Teena Sandford - Darwin Plant Wholesalers, NT

Darryl South - Darwin Plant Wholesalers, NT

Stuart Swaddling - Tropical Plant Rentals, NSW

Ben Swane OAM - Dural, NSW

Max Warner - Burwood, VIC



Life Members now deceased --

Eric Carter - Carter's Broadview Nursery, SA

David H Daly - Conifer Gardens Nursery, VIC

Alan Newport - NSW

Valerie Swane OBE - NSW