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Plants cultivated by Walter Hill

April 5, 2010

The list is seemingly endless…

The following includes a little taste of all the plants now common to us that Walter Hill was responsible for introducing to Queensland and/or distributing throughout the region: Bananas, Bunya Nut Pines, Elephant Ear, Cocoa-nut Palms, Sago Palms, Date Palms, Gingerbread Trees, Ginger, Grapes for wine-making, Guinea Oil Palms, Mulberry Trees, Oranges, Pineapples, Pineturie (collection of Conifera or Pines), Tea, Tobacco, Tree Ferns, Weeping Figs, Chestnuts and Jacarandas…

Found predominately in Hill’s Annual Reports on the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens is this almost bottom-less pit of information. With so much source imagery to select from for the Botanica (working title) project, I’m almost overwhelmed!

I love this stage of the project, where research leads outwards and at some point needs to be reigned in to focus…

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