Matt Coulter, the Curator of Plant Propagation at Botanic Gardens of South Australia will be conducting a hands-on Masterclass on Plant Propagation on Sunday 28 April 2019 from 9.45am – 3pm at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden Nursery. Matt is best known for his propagation of Amorphophallus titanium, which is also known as corpse flower, or corpse plant due to its odour. Additional sessions will be held on Sunday 26 May 2019 and Sunday 22 September 2019 at the same place and time, if you can't make it to the session in April.
Participants will get to take home the plant and propagation materials they have generated during the class.
This course is open to everyone and is an ideal class for rare plant collectors, horticulture students and gardeners who want to meet the challenge of propagating their own plants. This Masterclass include demonstrations of growing media and different propagation methods. Participants must wear closed shoes and bring their own sharpened secateurs and gloves as the class will involve practical activities. You will get to propagate plants using seed and vegetative propagation techniques.
The timeline of this comprehensive program is listed below.
09.45am - Registration and coffee
10.00am - Welcome, Masterclass outline
10.10am - Nursery tour, seed sowing and propagation
12.30pm - Lunch (provided), cutting propagation and division propagation