The most asked question when visitors browse our store and see the Banksia nuts is "what are these?" followed by "what can you do with them?"
Banksia is a woody shrub found in Australia and is popular as a flowering garden plant; it can grow to 30 metres. The Banksia named in 1770 by Sir Joseph Banks, botanist on Captain James Cook’s first expedition.
The Banksia nut is a seed cone, quite easy to turn but the seeds can be dangerous when they fly out of the nut whilst turning. It is recommended to wear face protection and a good dust mask.
What can you do with them?
- They can be sliced to make interesting wine coasters
- Bud Vase
- Pot-Pourri / Lidded Box