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This excellent 'how-to' guide is available on the University of Melbourne Herbarium: School of Botany website under 'make your own Herbarium Specimen'. This comprehensive guideline will provide you with all you need to know about this exacting process. If you get enthused to try this dont forget to collect and save seeds whilst on your mission. Together this could make a memorable gift for someone! Just remember to check the viability of any seeds you collect and the precise location where they will be planted as australian natives, for example, like to be planted in their natural bio-geographical region. I'm told by experienced green fingers if you get the right species for the location then the plants will thrive magnificently. There are guidebooks available for various regions that will point you towards good specimen to collect and plant and also help you to avoid weeds posing as attractive plants in some cases!