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20 Oct 2023

October BCARM Forum

20 Oct 2023

October BCARM Forum: Propagation for your collections

Date: 20 October 2023

Time: 1pm AEDT


To view the recorded forum, click here.


Join us for the last BCARM forum for the year! Presenters will be:


Amanda Shade, Kings Park & Botanic Garden

My role is currently the Manager of Living Collections, which involves curation of our nursery, seedbank, herbarium and collections management database, as well as oversight into selection of plants for the development of our in-ground collections in the WA Botanic Garden.

I also coordinate our horticulture trainee program.

Amanda will be presenting on the Kings Park nursery approaches to propagation challenges, with some case study examples of main propagation techniques.


Candice Parker, Greening Australia

I am a Senior Program Officer with Greening Australia for 15 years, working across a range of projects and landscapes, including establishing grassland seed production areas for restoration.

I work with landholders and government agencies with establishing habitat through restoration (forest, grassland, coastal, wetland/lakes), threatened flora species surveys and management, wetland restoration and monitoring and pest weed and animal control.

Candice’s presentation will focus on setting up a SPA’s (Seed Production Areas) across a range of different localities across Australia.


Tony Hughes, Teacher in Horticulture, Nursery, Parks & Gardens at the Gordon

Specialist areas are propagation and plant identification.

I also co-ordinate all of the files for the Nursery/Parks Apprentices and am the first point of contact for our employers.

Currently my focus is on Prostantheras and Hakeas as well as my continuing passion for indoor plants, which have been a favourite of mine since starting my apprenticeship 40 years ago.

Tony will be presenting on grafting natives.


Dermott Molloy, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

I am a Senior Curator at RBGV; this role is to assist and develop the 23 collections on site and provide advice and assistance on any horticultural matters to our collections Curators.

My previous role was nursery propagator for 22 years.

My collection at the gardens is Araucariaceae and my topic will be Araucariaceae collection development and propagation.


For more information, contact BCARM Chair Sheree Parker,

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