Wayne Bennett and daughter Julia with Trevor James of Ag Research as they receive the CAWS  award for the Most Weed Wise  Nursery for 2009.

 Two awards for the most "Weed Wise" nursery (one in Australia, one in New Zealand) are granted annually. The purpose of the awards is to create awareness and generate positive publicity regarding invasive garden plants. A very high proportion of serious weeds in Australia and New Zealand (and in other countries) were introduced as garden ornamentals. This award is to recognise  nurseries that do not sell well-known invasive garden plants and who support appropriate labelling schemes and education of customers.

As Wayne comments: "Once upon a time, weeds were plants which invaded our gardens from the wilderness around. Nowdays weeds are more likely to be plants from gardens which invade what remnants of wilderness there are  left."