News

Mind yourself!

“Super Gardens takes both the physical and mental health of its employees seriously and we are encouraging our employees to join the mindfulness movement and take part in Mindful Month this June. The benefits of mindfulness are huge – lower stress and anxiety levels, improved sleep patterns and the ability to manage your emotions more effectively. The Smiling Mind app is free and next month they are delivering daily mindfulness exercises to help you establish a sustainable mindfulness practice and to foster positive mental health routines. “

 

 

A shout out to our Super Mums!!!

To all our Super Mothers who work with us, who we go home to, and who share our lives and children – Thank you for your resilience, hugs and enduring love.

We wish you a restful Sunday and a year(s) ahead that continue to make you feel appreciated.

 

From the Sons and Husbands at Super Gardens.

 

 

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

We wish to congratulate and support long standing friends of Super Gardens, the MRC, and Arnotts Vegetable Farms for their spirit of innovation during these difficult times.

 

The MRC have launched a fantastic initiative – the MRC Pantry where you can order online, fresh meat/fish and vegetables and wine (to help with inspiration) and a whole lot more for drive by pick up. Check it out on https://mrc.racing.com/pantry

 

Arnotts Vegetable Farms, a proud Australian institution since 1909, have now launched online orders for delivery (within a certain radius of the farm located at Clyde) and drive by pick up, of a whole range of fresh produce.  Check out what’s on offer at   https://www.arnottsvegefarm.com.au/order-vegetables-online/

 

Wishing our team, their families and our clients’ good health and resilience during these challenging times.

 

In Remembrance

No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.   Gen. Douglas MacArthur

We are thankful and reflect the ultimate sacrifice made (and continue to be made) by our armed forces, and police men and women in the line of duty.  To the families who endure their loss, we humbly extend our sympathies in solidarity.

The Team at Super Gardens

COVID-19

I wish to convey on behalf of the Executive Team, our sincere appreciation to you all for the way in which our employees, customers, and community have adjusted to the new working routines in the current climate. Your support to each other and to the business is remarkable.

We continue to deliver ‘business as unusual” using lateral thinking to ensure our service delivery continues with an increased focus on health and safety.

Our priority is the health and safety of our teams, customers and community at large, to minimise the risks to you and your families.

Risk Mitigation – we have issued a company wide policy on working from home where practicable to assist with the World Health Organisation’s social distancing strategy.

Operational teams are working hard to ensure everyone’s safety by staggering start times and meal times, not congregating for long periods, minimising face to face meetings with stake holders, and rigorous personal hygiene practices.

We wish you strong health – mentally and physically, and safety in all your endeavours.

Best Regards,

Andrew Grasby
Executive Chairman and CEO – Super Gardens

C.F Orr Stakes Family Day – Saturday 8 February, 2020

Continuing on our partnership with the Melbourne Racing Club, we are very excited to announce that Super Gardens will be sponsoring Race 7 at 4.10pm at the  C.F. Orr Stakes Family Day  on  Saturday 8 February 2020 .  This is a great opportunity for us to bring attention to our team on the ground that help put the shine on our brand.

We wish everyone an awesome day at Caulfield this Saturday and look forward to presenting the winner with the Super Gardens TS Carlyon Cup Trophy.

Happy New Year!

The New Year has certainly started with some mighty challenges for some of us in particular, with the Bushfires taking over our attention.  Our sympathies go out to all those affected.  We have amongst our team some who have been directly and indirectly affected.  Super Gardens have already reached out to all our team who need assistance.  Please be assured of our ongoing support in helping you get through this in any capacity we can.

Super Gardens are also proud to be supporting our regional neighbours by hosting our Annual Strategic Planning Conference at a venue in Regional Victoria in March.  Further, whenever possible, we will be scheduling business meetings and networking events in these areas to support local business during this trying time.

Here’s to continuing to work together, overcome and succeed in 2020!

Hooray to us!

A good news story to start the week.

Seventeen of our team attended the Landscaping Victoria Master Landscapers Awards which were held on Saturday night at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

We are pleased to announce that Super Gardens have followed up last year’s success by winning the award for the best Commercial Landscape Management and Maintenance site in Victoria for a second year running! This year the award went to the Hartleigh and Eliston Estates in Clyde which we have constructed and maintained for National Pacific Properties over the past four years. To top off the night Super Gardens also won the award for Commercial Landscape Construction $250k – $1m for the Eliston Stage 2 Reserve. Congratulations to the entire team that has worked extremely hard to construct and maintain this site to the highest possible industry standards.  A big shout out to Dean Jamieson, Steve Chatfield and Alan Miller for their tireless efforts throughout the last three years.  Jacob’s Gardens crew – our key partners in this award also needs a mention.  Thanks gents for putting the shine on us all!

It’s a fantastic achievement to win two awards for one site and a great recognition of the quality of work produced by our company.  We continue to gain momentum as an organization that delivers and the awards are a reflection of the high standard of work that Super Gardens consistently delivers across the Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Divisions. We should all be very proud of these achievements.

Keep up the great work, work safe and enjoy the journey!

From our HSEQ desk……

Super Gardens are proud to host Alan Newey at our December Apprenticeship breakfast briefing. Alan Newey will share the story with Super Gardens apprentices and personnel of how he lost his arm while working near a conveyor belt.
 
Alan is a survivor of a workplace incident who sustained a life changing injury while doing a simple task that he had done many times before, and we are excited to have Alan share his remarkable story and important workplace safety message with us on December 5th 2020.

Denise Krenske

HSEQ Manager

 

From our HSEQ desk……

The last few months have been busy with the roll out of the Integrated Business Management System.  Amalgamating the old HSEQ system into a new way of doing business over the next twelve months will be a challenge for the HSEQ team.

To help meet this challenge Andrew Lane from Super Gardens Grounds Maintenance team has accepted the role as HSEQ coordinator.  Andrew’s previous role as an Operations Coordinator has provided him with the perfect background to step into this dynamic new role and start a new career opportunity at an exciting time in Super Gardens’ growth.

Our recent Accreditation Audit has resulted in maintaining our current Quality (ISO 9000), Environment (ISO 14000) and Safety (AS/NZS 4801) certifications and gaining an additional certification in ISO 18000 Safety Management Systems.

Sincere thanks to our team for keeping up the great work and for your assistance during this process.

Well done team!

 

Denise Krenske