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Get propagating

Get propagating

Date posted: 01 April 2014

Discover propagation from a Botanic Gardens of Adelaide leading horticulturalist in the Plant Propagation Principles and Practices Master Class on Sunday, 4 May.

Participants will have the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes in the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden Nursery, enjoying practical demonstrations of a range of propagation techniques and using nursery materials to propagate their own plants.

Horticultural Curator, Matt Coulter produces thousands of plants every year for Adelaide, Mount Lofty and Wittunga Botanic Gardens, and will share his knowledge of the scientific principles behind plant growth and propagation in the daylong course.

“This course is perfect for anyone wanting to meet the challenge of growing new plants, from rare plant collectors and horticulture students to garden coordinators and home gardeners,” Matt said.

“This is a practical Master Class, as well as propagation theory and demonstrations there will be plenty of opportunities for participants to get their hands dirty.”

Those who attend will leave with a deeper understanding of plant physiology, propagation techniques, media and tools, as well as the plant and propagation materials they generate during the Master Class.

Plant Propagation Principles and Practices is the first course in The Australian Centre of Horticultural Excellence 2014 Master Class Series, for more information about the course, series or to register please visit,

The Australian Centre of Horticultural Excellence is an initiative of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide in partnership with TAFE SA. The Centre delivers high quality horticulture training through the educational expertise of TAFE SA and the horticultural knowledge and world class collections of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide.

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