Plant genus - Hakeas
This is a really wonderful opportunity for people to learn about a marvellous genus in the protea family which is sometimes regarded as a poor relative of the very popular grevillea genus.
Why is hakea different from grevillea? Hakea flowers seem to be identical to those of grevillea—what gives? Where do hakeas occur in Australia? Why are hakeas generally easier to cultivate than banksias and dryandras? If you come to this workshop you will gain some special inside information as well as answers to the above questions.
One of our regular and popular presenters at Friends workshops is Neville Walsh, Senior Conservation Botanist from the National Herbarium at RBG Melbourne. He will guide us through things botanical relating to hakea. Friends RBGC member John Thompson is also a regular at our workshops and he will explore how plants are utilised in a myriad of ways. A newcomer is Royce Raleigh, an experienced grower of Hakea and many other Australian plants who is also Leader of the Australian Plants Society Hakea Study group. He will concentrate on cultivation. Maja Zweck who is a professional grafting practitioner will provide an introduction to grafting of hakeas. As is usual with workshops we will have a wander in the Australian Garden looking at hakeas and have a hands-on propagation session.
Morning refreshments will be available from 9.00am. At 9.30am we will start the workshop sessions.
BYO Lunch for a picnic in the Australian Garden or you can purchase lunch from the Boon Wurrung Café with orders needing to be made before 9.30 am along with a request that they be available for pickup at 1pm.
Sunday 23 June
9.00 am–3.30 pm
Australian Garden Auditorium
Australian Garden Visitor Centre RBGC
$60 members $75 non-members
For further information contact Rodger Elliot on 9879 1427. Bookings open Monday 4 March.
Last updated 05 Feb 2013