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Australian Flora from Myall Park. Dorothy Gordon Stypandra glauca print.

Australian Flora from Myall Park. Dorothy Gordon Stypandra glauca print.

by Gordon, Dorothy

Australian Stypandra flower print from a Dorothy Gordon watercolour of Australian flora at Myall Park Botanic Garden at  Glenmorgan on the Darling Downs. Dorothy Gordon (1930-1985) shared a love of Australian nature with her husband David Gordon (1899-2001). In 1987 David Gordon, ‘the grand old man of Australia flora’, was awarded the Order of Australia for services to horticulture and conservation.

Beginning in 1941 with 20 hectares adjacent to their home on a sheep property, Dave Gordon grew native plants from seeds and cuttings from all around Australia. In the 1960s he planted a group of grevilleas together, and named their hybrids after his daughters. These include the best known and loved Grevillea ‘Robyn Gordon’ (which flowers most of the year), ‘Sandra Gordon’ (jointly with ‘Robyn Gordon’ this has been named the best-selling Australia shrub), and Merinda Gordon.

After fifty years devoted to the preservation and propagation of Australia’s wonderful native flora, David invited family and friends to establish a committee to guarantee the future of his project. Myall Park Botanic Garden was recognized in 1984: 90 hectares planted with thousands of native shrubs and trees, seeds, a herbarium of over 7,000 pressed plant specimens, comprehensive records, and David Gordon’s important botanical library. Myall Park Botanic Garden now covers more than 130 hectares with walking trails among arid and semi-arid Australian native flora (and fauna), and includes an art gallery, and accommodation. Myall Park Botanic Garden is open from 20th January to 20th December.

This lovely print is 30 x 21cm (11.75 x 8.25 inches). Measurement to edge of image line is 25 x 17cm (9.75 x 6.75 inches)

Stock Number: daDG6Price: $22.00

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