The Grevillea Study Group is one of over 20 such Groups whose aims are to further knowledge about the cultivation, propagation and conservation of specific Australian plants. This group has been particularly active over the past 20 years and includes among its members some of the most knowledgeable people on the botany, ecology and cultivation of grevilleas. Two of its members, Peter Olde (the Group leader) and Neil Marriott are responsible for the superb three-volume Grevillea Book which contains details of all species (including photographs, diagrams, distribution information) as well as an account of the history of discovery and cultivation of the genus and information on propagation and cultivation.
Members of the Group are mainly keen amateurs with no formal horticultural or botanical knowledge, although a number of professionals in those fields also participate. As in all study groups, the members' work is mainly carried out in their own homes and gardens and in their own spare time but the Group also undertakes regular field excursions. The members of the group have introduced many species into cultivation and established living collections at several locations.
|Two endangered grevilleas. Left: Grevillea scapigera. Right: Grevillea batrachioides.
Photos: Brian Walters
The group produces three comprehensive newsletters per year and maintain an extensive seed bank. Seed is available to members free or at a nominal cost.
The Study Group is developing a new website. Content at present is limited but past issues of the Group's newsletters are available for download. The website can be found at the link below.