Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Rodger Elliot and his wife
Gwen have been propagating and growing Australian
plants since the 1950s and
for the greater part of that
time were involved in commercial horticulture.
He has written a number of horticultural and botanical books and contributes to local and overseas horticultural publications. He is has been involved in co-ordinating Australian plant breeding programs and also a member of the Royal Botanic Gardens Board in Victoria.
In 2001 both he and his wife Gwen received Order of Australia awards for their work with Australian plants. Rodger's other awards include the Australian Institute of Horticulture's Award of Excellence for Outstanding Contribution to Horticulture, the Australian Natural History Medallion and the Gold Veitch Memorial Medallion from the Royal Horticultural Society (UK).
He enjoys photography, especially when the results live up to expectations.
Encyclopaedia of Australian plants suitable for cultivation in many parts, by Rodger Elliot and David Jones had already reached 23 editions by 1997, with new editions and a supplement to follow.
Source: Extracted from: Back cover flap of Encyclopedia of Australian Plants, Vol.8, 2002
Portrait Photo: as above.