Alex George has 60 years experience as a botanist and editor, was author of The Banksia Book (1984) and has written 15 books and 200 botany papers. He has also discovered and named many new species. Kevin Collins has pursued his passion for Banksias for 35 years, developing Banksia Farm, Mount Barker in Western Australia and growing all known species. He now works as a consultant, lectures, and assists Banksia research projects. Kathy Collins assisted with Banksia Farm, is a keen environmentalist, established a Landcare Group and is a joint fellowship recipient with Kevin, from Land and Water Australia.