About Us

Located in Lake Macquarie NSW, our point of difference is our expertise in plants and their cultural requirements.


Doug began his career in horticulture a little over 40 years ago. He worked in production nurseries including his own native propagation nursery and also has experience in landscaping.


He taught horticulture for 27 years with 5 years as Head Teacher of Horticulture in the Hunter region.   He is a regular on ABC Gardening Talkback.  Currently he is operating his own business, in partnership with his wife Carol, providing horticultural services such as consulting, design, garden restoration and irrigation installation.


Doug is Secretary of Therapeutic Horticulture Australia.


Doug Twentyman 

BHortMgmt (USyd), 
Assoc Dip Hort., Dip Project Mgmt. 
Cert IV W/place Assess & Training 


Memberships:  International Plant Propagators Society (IPPS), Therapeutic Horticulture Australia, Cultivate NSW

Carol has 25 years experience in horticulture comprising working in retail nurseries, preparing landscape plans for development applications and also taught horticulture for 16 years.  Carol continues with designing and garden restoration projects while developing and promoting Social and Therapeutic Horticulture.

Carol is also a board member of Therapeutic Horticulture Australia.


Carol Twentyman

BHortMgmt (USyd) 
Advanced Certificate of Urban Horticulture 
Cert IV W/place Assess & Training

Membership:  Therapeutic Horticulture Australia, Cultivate NSW

We have current "Working with children" checks.