Dr Anne Vale is an historian, lecturer, garden photographer and author for the award winning Exceptional Australian Garden Makers. She records and assesses gardens with history through her consulting practice Heriscapes. Anne’s latest book release is Influential Australian Garden People: Their Stories which is a beautifully illustrated book which follows the influences of our current generation of garden writers, media personalities and garden designers.
Paul Plant, IPA Accreditation Officer has been recognised in the book as a ‘Garden Shapers’ who has been promoting and inspiring garden making, horticulture and plant collecting for many years in Queensland with an emphasis on providing information that is pertinent to regional and very local conditions.
Other ‘Garden Shapers’ featured are Annette McFarlane, Jane Edmanson, Josh Byrne, John Rayner, Tim Entwisle, Merilyn Kuchel and Stephen Ryan.
In addition to the eight ‘Garden Shapers’, there are eleven ‘Garden Creators’ including Arno King, Fiona Brockhoff, Grady Brand, Paul Bangay, Myles Baldwin, Janine Mendel, Andrew Laidlaw, Philip Johnson, Kate Cullity, Jim Fogarty and Michael Bligh.
Congratulations to Paul on this well-deserved recognition.