John le Messurier (78) has been giving back to Scouts for over 42 years. His pride and joy has been creating and maintaining 26 beautiful native gardens at Glenrock Scout Camp.
Before John’s inaugural planting, the site carried the legacy and gardening challenges of previous coal mining with barren land, invasive weeds, coal dumps, erosion and no natural regeneration. But thanks to John’s hard work, the gardens have won 4 achievement awards at State, Region and local levels.
John has now been chosen as the NSW/ACT finalist for the title of 2018 Gardener of the Year Award, to be decided by popular vote.
John’s story will appear on Gardening Australia ABC TV at 7:30pm Friday 2 November 2018. Voting will open after the episode and will close Friday 9 November 2018.
Scouts NSW encourages all Members to rally behind John and his impressive contribution to Scouting.
Vote online at: gardeningaustralia.com.au/awards