The answer lies in the soil

07 August 2014

Date posted: 23 July 2014

Learn how to make a good garden great at the Botanic Gardens of South Australia The Answer Lies in the Soil Master Class on Sunday, 7 September.

Presented by expert gardening presenter, columnist and consultant, Malcolm Campbell the Master Class will cover soil types and textures, water quality, salinity, nutrient buffers, pH and nutrient uptake as well as potting media and caring for potted plants.

Participants will learn about the properties of soil, determine their own soil profile and remedy any deficiencies.

“Great soil is vital to your garden, and no two gardens are the same,” Director of the Botanic Gardens of South Australia, Stephen Forbes said.

“Understanding soil and determining your own soil profile will ensure your garden can thrive.”

Held in Adelaide Botanic Garden the Master Class will include plenty of hands on opportunities for participants.

The Answer Lies in the Soil is part of The Australian Centre of Horticultural Excellence 2014 Master Class Series. For more information please visit and call 08 8222 9311 to secure your place.

The Australian Centre of Horticultural Excellence is an initiative of the Botanic Gardens of South Australia in partnership with TAFE SA. The Centre delivers high quality horticulture training through the educational expertise of TAFE SA and the horticultural knowledge and world-class collections of the Botanic Gardens.

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