Victoria is known as the Garden State due to its magnificent public and private gardens, but also due to the professionalism and size of the Nursery, Garden and Landscape industries.
Malvern East in Melbourne's inner south east is where Nursery & Garden Industry Victoria (NGIV) calls home. As the peak industry body for the State’s ornamental horticulture industry its membership base covers production, retail and allied trades. NGIV represents the interests of an industry worth over $1.6 billion and employing more than 11,000 people.
NGIV ASSOCIATION OFFICESuite 3 / 307 Wattletree Road
EAST MALVERN VIC 3145
PO BOX 2280
Wattletree Road LPO
EAST MALVERN VIC 3145
T: 03 9576 0599
F: 03 9576 0431
E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.ngiv.com.au
VICE PRESIDENTSimon Gomme
Powerplants Australia Pty Ltd
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERCraig Taberner
LIFE MEMBERSR. Cheeseman
J. Van Der Host
NGIV OFFICE STAFF
EXECUTIVE MEMBERSMatthew Davis
Established Tree Transplanters
Mansfield's Propagation Nursery
Botanix Plant Supply
Humphris Nursery Pty Ltd
Garden City Plastics
Background And History
Over the last 100+ years, NGIV has worked hard to maintain strong relationships with its members and the wider industry. As the peak industry body it remains committed to the success of horticultural businesses around the state.
Advocacy And Governance
Advocacy is one of NGIV’s strengths, and the NGIV Board and staff work closely with the Victorian Government and its various agencies to promote and protect the wellbeing of the wider nursery industry in this state. With connections to Government leaders, their advisors and policy drivers, NGIV is able to use these networks to deliver outcomes for its members.
NGIV's e-News is emailed weekly with feature articles, job vacancies, and the latest industry news. Groundswell, our monthly magazine, keeps you informed about events, training and news and has the largest reach of any of Australia's nursery and garden industry publications. NGIV’s dedicated members-only section of our website has everything you need to know to support your business.
Special Interest Groups
NGIV manages a number of Special Interest groups. These include the Tree & Shrub Growers, NextGen and the Victorian Schools Garden Awards.
The Tree & Shrub Growers provides a virtual blueprint for how a Special Interest group should function. Encompassing growers and allied traders, their meetings typically attract more than 100 people every month.
NextGen, a group of younger people (under 35's) represent future leaders in the nursery industry, is overseen by its own Committee of Management. Members are able to access a variety of technical and social activities aimed at boosting their knowledge and skills.
The Victorian Schools Garden Awards inspires school communities, to develop, grow and celebrate their gardening achievements while promoting a lifelong connection with their natural environment and improving student learning, health and wellbeing. Established by the late Kevin Heinze and current patron Paul Crowe OAM, the Victorian Schools Garden Awards is considered the most successful program of its type in Australia.
NGIV has always been a very strong supporter of the industry accreditation schemes. We have a dedicated Technical Manager who provides professional guidance to the industry on these issues.
Experience The Real Benefits Of NIGV Membership
We help our members to:
- Build your business
- Stay informed and up-to-date
- Increase staff knowledge
- Save time and money
- Protect your interests
Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
The 2016 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS) was again a huge success with estimated media coverage reaching an audience of over 78 million people. NGIV prides itself on this flagship event, and will continue to invest in the show's long term future.
Key NGIV components at MIFGS include:
- The NGIV PRECINCT which is the area that encompasses all our member activations.
- REVEALED where industry members have the opportunity to release new product to the market.
- The Avenue of Achievable Gardens, promoting horticultural students and local learning institutes.
- The Tree & Shrub Growers Garden - incorporating informative talks and volunteers on hand to offer advice.
Our monthly trade market at Caribbean Gardens continues to go from strength to strength drawing buyers and sellers to what is the largest market of its type in the Southern Hemisphere. Trade Day is a vital component of the broader industry in Victoria and both membership and buyer numbers continue to grow.