News Letter & PlantFile Art

 Talking Plant Labels 

Over the past 4 years we have been developing a database of practical informative information on thousands of plant species that will read to you. It can only be accessed through a QR code that is scanned using a smart phone. This information includes botanical name with voice pronunciation and common names. A plant overview that describes the main features of the plant; region of origin; cultural requirements and plant use. It also includes an image and the plants dimensions. Once scanned the plant details can be saved to a favorites list. This list can then be e-mailed to your address where you receive a PDF report on each plant.  

The information on the tags is derived from PlantFile with the accuracy that is recognised in colleges and universities plus the unique PlantFile QR code that gives you a greater insight into the plant you are looking at.    


If you require plant labels why not have the latest that tech-knowledge can offer and give the end user (customer) more than a label. For further information on PlantFile QR code system please contact us at or call Peter on 0411512238

Point of Sale Printouts

Every plant has the option to print out an A4 page that covers the botanic and common name of the plant. It is accompanied with 4-images and a QR code that can be scanned with a phone to reveal detailed information. The information can be saved to a favorite list.



This is a list of some of the plant Genera, Species & Cultivars contained in PlantFile.

Click to view a list of many of the species and cultivars that are in PlantFile

PlantFile Creator Visits Melbourne Polytechnic

PlantFile’s Peter Kirkland presents database features to Melbourne Polytechnic horticulture students
Peter Kirkland addressing Horticulture student at Fairfield

Horticulturist Peter Kirkland recently visited Melbourne Polytechnic to demonstrate features of his database PlantFile, which now covers over 3700 plant species.
Peter reviewed basic and advanced searching of the database, the generation of plant profile PDF reports, and useful tools such as a glossary and a list of pests and diseases.
Peter taking questions.
Creating a login on PlantFile enables extra features:
·         Personal Storage to save your own list of plants
·         myPlantfile Pro to create your own database of plants
·         Quiz to test plant knowledge
·         Ability to generate QR codes that link directly to PlantFile database entries
PlantFile is available on or off campus to enrolled students through under Databases A-Z. Contact library staff if there are any problems with access.
Another thing that Peter creates in his spair time....


"The Marriage" Limited prints available ring /text 0411512238     401mm X 300mm


"Reaching Out" Limited prints available ring /text 0411512238     401mm X 300mm

"In Love" Limited prints available ring /text 0411512238     500mm X 350mm
News Letter & PlantFile Art

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