Date posted: 09 April 2015
With the hot weather now behind us, staff in the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden nursery are busy getting plants ready for dispatch to the gardens for planting.
This is an exciting and rewarding time as the plants that have been lovingly propagated and grown for the past year now make their way to new and permanent homes within one of our three gardens.
Three truck loads of plants destined for the Economic Garden and Garden of Health within Adelaide Botanic Garden were delivered in the last week.
The preparation that goes into the selection is meticulous. Nursery staff have liaised with the Horticultural Curator over the past year on plant needs for these sections. Some of this year's accessions were sourced from overseas Botanic Gardens.
The process for staff is gratifying - starting with a small seed, then propagating, and growing it on using a range of production techniques to quality plants for our collections. Knowing that future generations of visitors will enjoy the benefits and beauty of these plants is the best outcome.