The Banksia Study Group is one of over 20 such Groups whose aims are to further knowledge about the cultivation, propagation and conservation of specific Australian plants. This group has been in operation since the early 1970s and has published a number of detailed reports as well as regular newsletters documenting reports from members into cultivation issues, propagation methods and natural occurrences of different species. These reports have assisted in assessing the suitability of various species for cultivation in a range of climatic zones.
Members of the Group are mainly keen amateurs with no formal horticultural or botanical knowledge, although a number of professionals in those fields also participate. As in all study groups, the members' work is mainly carried out in their own homes and gardens and in their own spare time.
|Left: Banksia praemorsa. Right: Banksia spinulosa. Photos: Brian Walters|
A website for the group has been established. It provides further information about joining the group and its history and is also an archive for past issues of the Study Group's newsletters, which can be downloaded. The website can be found at the link below.