i´m andy 18 years old and very interested in tropical trees and shrubs. i started to colltect special species (some of them are very rare) to cutlivate them as bonsai in future. i can get seeds of the most specis i want without any problems, but when i grow some species from seeds they need up to 15 years for the first flower. because of this i would like to get cuttings of botanical gardens which have allready old plants. with the cuttings i have only to wait one or two years for the first flower.
do someone know how i can get a permission for cuttings of a botanical garden as private person? i contacted a lot of botanical gardens, but they aren´t allowed to give me any cuttings because i´m a private person. they said that they´re only allowed to give cuttings to other botanical gardens or to people who do research with them. i had the same problem with all botanical gardens, it has nothing to do with the country.
i hope here is someone who can help me.