Home gardens and gardening are a source of pleasure, relaxation and enjoyment for most Australians. From the humble balcony or courtyard garden through to the quarter acre block or grand estates, gardens provide us with a great way to de-stress, connect with nature, exercise, and provide us with an opportunity to grow our own produce.

But there are some activities that we carry out when gardening where we need to be aware, as they have potential to cause harm to ourselves, others and the environment. This website developed by Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) aims to highlight some of these activities and provide useful information and resources to help reduce the risk they may pose.

The Plant Safely Website has been funded by Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) using the nursery industry levy and matched funds from the Australian Government (Project Number NY12001).

Website copy was written by Mr Chris O’Connor, Policy and Technical Officer, Nursery & Garden Industry Australia.

The Plant Safely Website is owned and operated by Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (“NGIA”) (ACN 37001 318 136). Your access to the Plant Safely Website is conditional upon your acceptance and compliance with the terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers contained in this document and elsewhere on the Plant Safely Website (known collectively as “Terms of Use”). Your use of, and/or access to, the Plant Safely Website constitutes your agreement to the Terms of Use. NGIA reserves the right to amend the Terms of Use at any time. Since you are bound by these Terms of Use, you should periodically refer to them in this document and elsewhere on the Plant Safely Website.

Intellectual property and restrictions on use of content on the NGI website

All information, text, material and graphics on the Plant Safely Website (“Content”) are Copyright ©2013 NGIA unless expressly indicated otherwise on the website. The Content is protected by Australian and international copyright and trademark laws. You must not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, frame, upload to a third party, post, transmit or distribute this Content in any way except as expressly provided for on the Plant Safely Website or expressly authorised in writing by NGIA.

Disclaimer and limitation of liability

The Trade Practices Act and similar State and Territory Legislation in Australia may confer rights and remedies on you in relation to the provision by NGIA of goods or services on the Plant Safely Website which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified (“Non-excludable Rights”). NGIA does not exclude any Non-excludable Rights but does exclude all other conditions and warranties implied by custom, law or statute.

Except as provided for by the Non-excludable Rights:

NGIA does not warrant or make any representation regarding your access to, or the results of your access to, the Plant Safely Website (including any related or linked websites) or any Content in terms of correctness, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, reliability or otherwise, NGIA does not warrant that the functions contained in any Content or any Communications Facility or your access to the Plant Safely Website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that any defects will be corrected or that the Plant Safely Website or the server which stores and transmits Content to you are free of viruses or any other harmful components.

Under no circumstances (including but not limited to any act or omission on the part of NGIA) will NGIA be liable for any indirect, incidental, special and/or consequential damages or loss of profits whatsoever which result from any use or access of, or any inability to use or access, the NGI website or any Content.

No Medical Advice.

The information posted on the Plant Safely Website is not to be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional. None of the Material in this Service is intended to be used as medical advice. The Material is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional’s advice. Medical advice should be sought from your physician or healthcare provider to determine what is right for you. We cannot and do not give medical advice.

Links to third party websites

The Plant Safely Website contains hyperlinks and other pointers to Internet websites operated by third parties. These linked websites are not under the control of NGIA, and NGIA is not responsible for the contents of any linked web or any hyperlink contained in a linked website. NGIA provides these hyperlinks to you as a convenience only, and the inclusion of any link does not imply any endorsement of the linked website by NGIA or its Affiliates. You link to any such website entirely at your own risk

Contact Details

Chris O’Connor

Policy and Technical Officer – NGIA
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 02 8861 5100
Web: www.ngia.com.au