About John Wrigley

John Wrigley, AM, BSc, FRAIPR, FRHS, (see portrait) has spent more than thirty years developing his knowledge of Australian flora. He was curator of the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra from 1967 to 1981 and has been actively involved in many horticultural organizations, including the Society for Growing Australian Plants, of which he is an honorary life member. His book, Australian Native Plants (written in collaboration with Murray Fagg) has sold over 100 000 copies.

In 1983 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to the cultivation and study of Australian flora. He currently works as a horticultural consultant near Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.


John Wrigley and Murray Fagg have jointly published a series of horticultural books on native plants with Sydney publisher Collins/Angus & Robinson.
John Wrigley
P.O.Box 1639
Coffs Harbour
NSW 2450
Phone: +61-66-536791
Fax: +61-66-536791