John Colwill is based in Perth, Western Australia.

He has had a long involvement with many facets of the horticultural media, as a producer and presenter of radio and television programmes for the ABC and as a writer for daily newspapers, monthly magazines and journals.

He currently concentrates on promoting environmentally sustainable gardening practices. He is the principal Waterwise consultant to the Water Corporation of WA. In this capacity he develops and delivers award winning training courses for a 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.
He is NOT responsible for the current Waterwise Plant search facility now on the Water Corporation website and is unfortunately no longer able to recommend it to you.

John was honoured by the WA Branch of the Australian Water Association in being chosen as the Water Professional of the Year for 2011/12

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

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John is deeply involved with the Araluen Botanic Park Foundation, a 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 was an honorary member of the Nursery & Garden Industry Association of WA for many years
and is 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 specialised garden tours.