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Fascinating world of Carnivorous Plants. Sunday 10 Oct 2021

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Adelaide Botanic Garden

Noel Lothian Hall

Hackney Road

Adelaide, SA 5000

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Join us as we partner with the Australian Carnivorous Plant Society to explore the biology and cultivation of carnivorous plants.

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Long before John Wyndham published The Day of the Triffids, carnivorous plants have captivated audiences worldwide. So what is it about plants that bite and hold an appetite for something more substantial?

Join us as we partner with the Australian Carnivorous Plant Society to explore the biology and cultivation of carnivorous plants. In this half-day workshop participants will learn about the many fascinating species, their cultivation and care.

Acquire knowledge about the different specialised methods of propagation and take home your very own beasts propagated in class.

This workshop will cover

  • Trapping mechanisms, demonstrated using specimen plants.
  • Where to observe carnivorous plants locally.
  • Cultivation requirements of different species, with reference to their native habitats.
  • Hands-on application of seed, cutting and division propagation techniques by participants, to produce material that can be taken home.

Presenter Biography

This half-day workshop will be led by members of the Australian Carnivorous Plant Society, based in Adelaide.Carnivorous plants have been a life-long interest for Mike Perkins, Nick Collins and John Yates who maintain large collections in their back yards and have gone on expeditions to observe carnivorous plants in South-East Asia. Mike is an organic chemist at Flinders University. Nick is a cereal geneticist at The University of Adelaide and Phil Noble owns a landscape design/construction company. John has developed a pipeline for in-vitro propagation of carnivorous plants in his home laboratory and has contributed to conservation surveys.

For more information or to download the flyer go to https://www.botanicgardens.sa.gov.au/whats-on

The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our highest priority and, in preparation to welcoming our programmes, we are implementing new COVID-19 compliant protocols to offer an enjoyable experience for all participants while minimising the risk of COVID-19. Measures include:

  • Participants must not attend if they are unwell and/ or exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Group sizes have been kept small to ensure physical distancing can be adhered to while not impacting on the quality of the learning experience.
  • Participants and staff must practice good hygiene before, during and after sessions.
  • Extra cleaning regimes will be in place before, during and after each session
  • Participants must maintain physical distance (1.5m).

For more information and updates on the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see LATEST NEWS.

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