Jimmy Turner

About Jimmy Turner

Jimmy Turner is a self-proclaimed obsessive plant geek, garden writer, lover of all things horticultural. A native of Texas, but recently appointed Director of Horticulture Operations for the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, the Australian Botanic Garden and Centennial Parklands after a decade as Senior Director of Gardens at the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden in Dallas, TX. Currently working on the new Encyclopaedia of Annuals for Timber Press and way too many other projects than time will allow. http://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/

Sydney garden show’s Welcome Garden

Every plant and garden tells a story – the concept for this garden is to share the passion and love of plants and place that the Royal Botanic Garden and Centennial Park teams have for our iconic sites. As horticulturists we want to share how we see our gardens. On the surface everyone enjoys a garden as a beautiful, peaceful place for repast, but on a walk with one of us you will hear the stories of history, science, wonder and magic that each plant and display tells. Continue reading