Help a Scout win the 2018 Gardener of the Year Award!

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 been chosen as the NSW/ACT finalist for the title of 2018 Gardener of the Year Award, to be decided by popular vote. His 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!

You can vote by:

Phone: Call 1902 550 280, and after the beep leave the number 2 (John’s candidate number), your name and your phone number.

SMS: SMS the number 2 (John’s candidate number) to 0400 545 556.

Email: Head to and follow the links, select the NSW/ACT candidate John, and leave your name and email address.




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