Angus was born in country New South Wales, Australia. Whilst he grew up in a family who loved gardening and gardens he attributes his passion for Australian native plants and in particular kangaroo paws, to his maternal grandmother.
Angus graduated from Sydney University with a First Class Honors Degree in Agricultural Science and Environmental Horticulture and has worked extensively in the nursery and cut flower industries ever since.
As a professional horticulturalist Angus has spent a lifetime working with and breeding Australian native plants to make them more gardener friendly. In January 2016, among his many achievements as a plant breeder, he released his new Tall and Tough Landscape range of kangaroo paws.
Angus debuted on ABC Radio 702 as a regular guest on the John Doyle (aka Rampaging Roy Slaven) afternoon program. Dubbed “Doctor of the Dirt, Surgeon of the Soil, Professor of the Paddock”, Angus continued on this program for five years before joining a range of other presenters and is now a regular on ABC and talk back radio throughout Australia.
Angus is a much loved presenter on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia as well as making guest appearances on various other TV programmes including Channel 7’s ‘Better Homes and Gardens’.
Angus is a prolific writer having published six highly successful gardening books including his most recent publication The Australian Native Garden. Angus contributes to the popular Gardening Australia magazine and regularly writes for a host of other publications and online gardening sites including GardenDrum.
In addition to his work in the media, Angus is a highly respected and experienced international speaker, tour leader and consultant for rural and urban developments.
Angus is a Honorary Research Associate at the Australian Botanic Garden Mt Annan where he is domesticating Australian natives from the wild. Recognising that Australian wildflowers are a highly desirable and iconic commodity in Australia and overseas, much of Angus’s work at Mt Annan is focused on preserving our rarer wildflowers through cultivation.
As the recipient of numerous horticulture and garden industry awards, Angus has been widely acknowledged for his contribution to our knowledge of Australian plants.
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