"Australian banksia plants featured in Finnish Museum" - Australian Flower Industry News
In April 2010, The Finnish Museum of Natural History opened an exhibition "Wildlife of the World" which featured an Australian bushland diorama (exhibit in a glass case) - one of the most accurately designed dioramas in the exhibition.
Sourcing expert packing and freight logistics was coordinated by Adrian Parsons and his team at Wafex Melbourne. The banksia specimens, some over two metres in height were hand selected and driven to Melbourne by Jessica Polson and Edna Casagrande from Ariel Fleur, Penola, South Australia.
"We jumped at the opportunity to assist the Finnish Museum of Natural History in such a professional exhibition to help showcase and promote the beauty of the Australian Banksia genera" said Adrian Parsons, Wafex Director Eastern States.
The banksias underwent many months of freeze-drying, colouring and rebuilding after their journey to Helsinki. Below are some highlights of this process and the completed diorama.
Images can be found in the Austrlalian Flower Industry Article March 2011