Mixed orchid display in the RTBG conservatory
The Tasmanian Orchid Society (TOS) provides the Gardens nursery with an annual donation. The TOS has donated money to the unit in 2015 to assist us with the development of new growing facilities in the nursery. The donation is generally associated with the orchid collections but it also benefits the propagation and cultivation of other plant groups.
Some of the funds were used to purchase a new misting system in the propagation house and more recently we have created a new enclosed heated grow unit in Glasshouse 2 for our Amorphophallus titanum collection, as well as some additional benching for the nursery.
The RTBG has a close association with the Tas Orchid Society. The Orchid volunteer group (made up TOS members) work in the nursery every second Friday helping Margot White our senior nursery horticulturist in maintaining the Orchid collection.