Kevin Walsh

Adult Non-Fiction AuthorWaterwise Plants and Gardening Front Cover

Kevin Walsh is known as a garden designer, horticulturist and writer. His latest book, Waterwise Plants and Gardening combines the contents of his best selling books Waterwise Gardening and Waterwise Plants. The new edition includes many colour photographs, easy to follow text and diagrams so that you can pick up handy hints, plan changes to your garden's layout, get into the finer points of setting up a tank and using grey water as well as learn about waterwise plants suited to your gardening conditions. Kevin lives in Castlemaine with his wife and two children. He was a finalist in the 2006 Savewater Awards in the "Individual Action" category, for his contribution to the education of home gardeners and horticultural professionals on waterwise gardening. He has a Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Horticulture) from the VCAH Burnley, as well as a Trade Certificate in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in writing.

Kevin has written articles for The Age newspaper in Melbourne where he has also answered correspondents’ gardening questions through the ‘Readers Questions’ column for almost ten years. He is a regular contributor of gardening articles to various newspapers and magazines such as Your Garden and is occasionally heard doing Gardener’s Talkback on ABC regional radio, filling in when Rosemary Davies is away. For eight years he had a weekly gardeners' talkback session on ABC regional radio heard throughout central and northwestern Victoria and parts of eastern South Australia. He is also heard regularly on Melbourne's 3CR gardening program.  He has worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne and oversaw the rejuvenation of the historic Malmsbury Botanic Gardens. Kevin has also undertaken a large number of designs for commercial, public and private spaces, and reports for state and local government and consultation for schools, horticultural enterprises, historic gardens and private individuals.

Kevin has worked as a garden designer and consultant planning and advising on gardens throughout Victoria. He is also a lecturer in sustainable gardening. Described by some as 'Australia's leading waterwise gardening expert', he is most sought after for his expertise in this critically important field. He has been an adviser and educator for many water authorities, and has lectured throughout Victoria, as well as interstate and internationally. For more information about Kevin, see his web site at.