Sunshine Coast nursery takes home national award

Award winning Birdwood Nursery at Woombye

Denis Roe and Brent Cardno from the multi award winning Birdwood Nursery at Woombye

Woombye-based Birdwood Nursery is celebrating winning the Nursery and Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) award for the best Large Production Nursery for the first time, adding to an already impressive list of awards for the commercial nursery.
The locally owned nursery was a frontrunner for the national title having been awarded the state title for the past three years consecutively and with owners, Peter and Sandra Young being recognised at the “Australian Farmer of the Year Award: Plant Biosecurity” at the end of 2011.
Birdwood’s Research and Development Manager, Denis Roe says the team of 35 local staff members were delighted to be recognised for their commitment to quality product, customer service and good business practice.

“We are fortunate to have a great team at Birdwood Nursery and it’s thanks to them that we have been recognised as a national benchmark in our industry,” said Denis.
“We understand the importance of supplying the highest quality fruit trees to commercial growers and retail nurseries across Australia and we continue to strive for excellence across all areas of our business.”

The nursery sells approximately 300,000 trees annually including a number of varieties of avocados, mangoes, passionfruit, mandarins, guava, kiwi fruit, pawpaws, apples, oranges, grapes and many other exotic fruits. Their clients include, farmers, retail nurseries and Bunnings garden centres.
The Awards recognise and reward excellence within the nursery and garden industry and acknowledge industry leaders as they strive to achieve best business practice. Criteria taken into account in the judging process include use of technology, systems and procedures related to the maintenance of healthy products, environmental sustainability and strategic management.
For more information on Birdwood Nursery please contact (07) 5442-1611 or info@birdwoodnursery.com.au.
 
About Birdwood
Birdwood Nursery was established in 1978 and specialises in fruit tree production supplying wholesale quantities of the highest quality fruit trees to commercial growers and retail nurseries throughout Australia.
They take pride in delivering on time, in full and exceeding quality expectations whilst maintaining their environmental responsibility. This is ensured through industry best practice nursery management combined with a desire to constantly seek new and improved varieties from breeding programmes both within Australia and throughout the world.
They are founding members of the Avocado Nursery Voluntary Accreditation Scheme (ANVAS), the Australian Nurserymen’s Fruit Improvement Company (ANFIC) and accredited by the Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme (NIASA) and the Australian Passion Fruit Industry (APFI).