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We hope you enjoy the shopping experience that About the Garden offers and wish you many happy hours in your home garden.

Magazine

The About the Garden magazine is an educational publication that encourages gardening and promotes plants suitable for the wide range of climates found in Queensland, northern and central New South Wales and Victoria.

Regular columns include Regional Diary, tips for the season, native plants and how-to-grow vegetables and fruits.
Today approximately 80,000 copies of About the Garden magazines are distributed throughout Australia each season (summer, autumn, winter and spring).

Ideas and suggestions for the magazine are always welcome. Please send them to our office via e-mail to info@aboutthegarden.com.au or facsimile at (07) 5497 2287. In the meantime, grab yourself a copy of the About the Garden magazine. For information on products and plants featured in the magazine, visit your nearest About the Garden member click here.

 

History

In 1977, Con and Jennifer Searle established Sunshine Coast Organic Fertilisers Distributors, a company which serviced the gardening and nursery industry on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. They marketed five products – bagged cow manure, fowl manure, pine bark chips, compost mix and potting mix. In 1985 Con sold the business to the family company J.C. & A.T. Searle Pty Ltd (which markets Searles products throughout Australia and internationally). In the ensuing 23 years the company has expanded to employ 75 people and sell and market over 4,500 product lines. In 1997 Con launched the About the Garden quarterly magazine and garden centres buying circle in an effort to encourage gardening and promote plants suitable for the wide range of climates and soils found in Queensland and northern and central New South Wales, and Victoria. Today approximately 80,000 copies of About the Garden magazines are distributed throughout Queensland and New South Wales each season (summer, autumn, winter and spring).

 

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2 comments

  1. Can you please tell me your views on GMO products. I have recently bought your products and just wonder what your stand is on GMO.
    Thanks
    Judy

    • Hi Judy,

      About the Garden doesn’t have it’s own products?…….I assume that you maybe talking about our supporter Searles……. If you have questions specifically on the Searles range please visit their website http://www.searles.com.au for contact details.

      Thanks :-)

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