Frequently Asked Questions
How many plants do you need for a plant collection?
This depends entirely on the plant world's limitations of your chosen group and your enthusiasm, dedication and drive to own a unique collection.
I'm a keen gardener and would love to start a plant collection. Where on earth would I begin?
Consider what plant species or grouping tickles your fancy. Seek inspiration from What is a Plant Collection? Do some research, find your passion and with your garden's unique conditions in mind, find the grouping that is waiting for you to discover and develop. Contact our office if you need help. Alternatively, visit our Blog for additional inspiration.
Can I register a collection that has been commercially developed?
Yes. We aim to register as many plant collections held within Australia as possible. Many collections held by nurseries are registered with us. By registering your plant collection with the GPCAA you will broaden its reputation within the botanical and horticultural community. You will also have the opportunity to promote and distinguish the plants held in your collection as listed on the GPCAA’s National Plant Collections Register™.
I reckon I might have a suitable plant collection. How can I register it with the GPCAA?
We are keen to hear from you. Contact our Administrative Officer on Mondays between 9.30am and 5pm. Telephone: (03) 9650 5639 or email: GPCAA@netspace.net.au. Alternatively, post or email an National Plant Collections Register™ Plant Collections Registration Assessment Form (MS Word - 219 kb). We will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
I'd like to join the GPCAA. Do I need to be a Collection Holder?
Definitely not! You don’t need to hold a plant collection to join and support the GPCAA. Members are garden and plant enthusiasts contributing to conserving our plant diversity. When you join the GPCAA you not only become part of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious garden plant conservation organization, but also become part of Australia’s own efforts in the global movement to conserve and protect the world’s plant species, cultivars and varieties and their genetic diversity.
How much does it cost?
Less than bananas! Annual membership subscriptions also include the registration of a plant collection on the National Plant Collections Register™. For more details, visit Memberships & Plant Collection Registration.
Last updated 05 Oct 2011