David Hockings is a member of Native Plants Sunshine Coast and a well know plant enthusiast and author.
The Hockings Collection
is a conservation by cultivation project based on the amazing array of rare and unusual plants he has collected over many years as he has travelled the highways and byways of Queensland.
We are working with David to propagate a significant selection of these plants so they can be available for sale. Our goal is that they will find their way into many gardens. The conservation and horticultural value of the cultivation of these plants should not be underestimated. Access to propagation material of unusual plants and the availability of new plants stimulates interest in the growing and conservation of native plants on a broader scale.
Branch members have enjoyed many productive hours working in David’s nursery and learning from David’s expertise. There is always some stunning and unusual plant in flower in David’s garden for us to admire.
There are now many pots of “hard to get” plants promising to be ready for sale at the Native Flower Show and Plants Market at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha on August 15th and 16th this year.