WHO AM I

Australian environment seeds

Franz Grossbechler

I am a European trained Ornamental Horticulturist and Seed Technologist.

Retired some years ago from the ACT Public Service after 40 years of Service I decided to start a business for my retirement. I am proud to have some 55 years of experience in collecting ornamental exotics and native plant species of South Eastern Australia.
After having to curtail my business due to family circumstances, I am now able to expand my business again.

Short Resume :

  • Horticulture Certificate and training in Austria.
  • ┬áScience Degree ANU Canberra.
  • Canberra Parks supervisor 5 years.
  • Technical Officer Pest and Weed Control Canberra Parks 5 years.
  • Technical Officer Aquatic weed control and research Lake Burley Griffin Canberra 4 years.
  • Post Entry Plant Quarantine inspection Officer 4 Years.
  • ACT Government Plan Nursery Manger with staff of 40 for 20 years before retiring.

Current Activity:

.Contract seed collecting for the ACT Government for special projects ie. Cotter Dam Upgrade revegetation. Murrumbidgee Corridor revegetation. Road Cuttings revegetation. Collecting for the Canberra National Arboretum and advise on collecting and storage of seeds from the Arboretum.

.Collect for Seed Traders on request.

.Collect on pre-orders from private nurseries.

Supply seed technological information and advise to various customers and organizations.