Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Curator, Horticulture at Cranbourne Gardens
After completing his apprenticeship at the Melbourne Gardens, Warren’s passion and pursuit of knowledge led him to study abroad at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. His further studies at Edinburgh informed his love for both science and making gardens accessible to the general public through landscape design and construction.
At this time, the Crown Land at Cranbourne had transitioned from the Federal Government to Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, placing Warren in the perfect position to contribute to the Cranbourne Gardens’ development.
"Some funding came through to develop the Gardens at Cranbourne on a low budget development plan. I applied for the position of Horticultural Development Officer in 1988 and have been here since. I started the planting plans for the whole garden in the old sand extraction area, which is now the Australian Garden. Originally, the landscaping used the landform of the site as a sand mine."
Source: Extracted from: https://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/cranbourne-gardens/warren-s-story/ (viewed 3/2/2022)
Portrait Photo: Extracted from above.