What is a National Plant Collection?
Plant collections are based on related plant groupings. The associations in these groupings are as diverse and as fascinating as the plants themselves and inevitably reflect the enthusiasm and interests of their owners.
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Establishing what type of plant collection would suit you is not as difficult as you would imagine. Whether you decide to collect fashionable genera in which many new Australian cultivars are being produced, a group that supports the development of livelihoods such as bush foods, herbs, fruits or vegetables or plants from particular climatic zones or regions, or your interests lean more towards the conservation of endangered, threatened or vulnerable species of a particular genera you will be contributing to their conservation. Visit our Blog for more suggestions.
You can apply for registration of a plant collection on GPCAA’s National Plant Collections Register™ by completing a Plant Collections Registration Assessment Form (see below). The GPCAA understands values and appreciates the time and effort required and involved in maintaining a plant collection. The promotion, marketing and acknowledgement of a plant collection as a “National Plant Collection” listed on GPCAA’s “National Plant Collections Register™” not only validates these efforts but ensures a transparent pathway to its significant plants. Duplicate plant collections are encouraged. Registration requirements are limited to the lodgment of a regularly updated plant list (annually by 31st March or as arranged) and current GPCAA membership.
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Last updated 05 Oct 2011