The Fern Study Group is one of a number of Study Groups within the Australian Native Plants Society (Australia), whose aims are to further knowledge about the cultivation, propagation and conservation of specific Australian plants. As in all study groups, the members' work is carried out in their own homes and gardens and in their own spare time.
This Group was formed with the aim of studying the cultivation and propagation of Australian native ferns so that more species could be seen in gardens. It also aims to examine the growing requirements of the various species to improve their reliability.
|Left: Adiantum hispidulum. Right: Todea barbara spore sacs.
Photos: Fred Johnston
The Study Group's newsletters document reports from members into cultivation issues, propagation methods and natural occurrences of different species. The group also organises field trips to natural areas to observe and record ferns growing in the wild as well as trips to members' gardens. The group maintains a spore bank which is available to members.