The use of native plants in the domestic Australian gardening industry
At the time of the Award, Tracey Knowland owned and operated, in partnership with her husband Stuart, the Bangalow Wholesale Nursery in the Bryon Bay hinterland. The nursery’s focus is on the production of premium advanced Australian native trees and shrubs for the Australian landscape and development industry.
They are both actively involved in the nursery industry with Stuart appointed Chair of the Northern Rivers branch of the National Nursery and Garden Industry Association. Tracey is also a member of the Nursery Industry Association as well as being a co-ordinator of the Bangalow Business Women’s Group.
Tracey’s passion is for trialling and developing superior selections of small to medium Australian temperate and subtropical rainforest and coastal tolerant trees, not only for the landscape and development industry, but as a beautiful and sustainable alternative in Australian backyards and gardens.