John Colwill is based in Perth, Western Australia.

John has been involved with many facets of the horticultural media, as a producer of radio and television programmes, as a presenter of radio and television programmes and as a writer for daily newspapers, monthly magazines and journals.

These days John concentrates on promoting environmentally sustainable gardening practices. He is a Waterwise consultant to the Water Corporation and other organisations in WA. In this capacity he has developed and delivered a set of Waterwise training courses for a wide range of horticultural industries. He has also written and produced a range of literature and developed the original, award winning Waterwise Plants for WA database.

PLEASE NOTE He is NOT responsible for the current Waterwise Plant search page on the Water Corporation website and is unable to recommend it to you.

John is proud to be a key member of the Beyond Gardens team.
Click on the logo to go to the website to find a free event near you that will help you save time, money, effort and resources - and yet still have a great and sustainable garden.

John is Immediate Past President of the Araluen Botanic Park Foundation, the volunteer organisation responsible for the restoration and development of a beautiful heritage garden in Perth’s hills.
Click on the logo to discover the rewards that come from supporting this very special place, either as a visitor, volunteer or member - or all three!


John is a past honorary member of the Nursery & Garden Industry Association of WA
and the proud winner of the 1991 Wilkie AFL (Anti Football League) medal.


John is also a keen photographer of plants with an extensive library, has travelled extensively and enjoys leading overseas garden tours.

For gardening information and sample photos please visit the Plantsman website


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