David Taylor ‘Weird and wonderful Australian plants: how to engage with them.’

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Thursday, 6 October 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

This talk will promote cultivation of Australian plants including rare species.

David Taylor is the Curator, Living Collections, ANBG. He started his plant working life as a horticultural apprentice then went from private enterprise to Yarralumla Nursery where the focus was to develop and promote Australian plants including rare species and selections that were new to cultivation.

David has been at the ANBG for the past 16 years and has worked in diverse roles including Gardens horticulturist, Gardens Manager, and now as Curator of the Living Collections. These roles have covered management of specialised gardens, the developed concept design plans for new gardens, development of plant working groups and conservation partnerships, the delivery of many conservation projects and the acquisition of various externally funded resources to leverage the capacity and delivery of outcomes for the living collection and the living Collections team.

David’s interests include the Australian landscape, historic buildings and places and old things generally, and innovative ways to live better and look after ‘country’.