Member Directory

Dennis Hearne is a horticulturalist and nurseryman and owns Phoenix Plants in Darwin, NT, Australia. He is the author of the books 'Trees for Darwin and Northern Australia' and 'The Australian Tropical Gardening Guide' and has appeared on many radio and television programmes to give advice on tropical gardening.

Corallie Ferguson is an ex-commercial cut flower and foliage grower from Cairns, Australia. She is an avid gardener and has developed and maintained gardens in several tropical regions of northern Australia as well as the Soloman Islands. More recently she has established a new garden on Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Ross Smith is a professional surveyor and house builder. He has lived in the tropics for much of his working life having built houses in Darwin as well as working on large construction projects in other parts of the Northern Territory of Australia. He currently lives in Queensland where he is working on renovation projects in his semi-retirement.

Gary Stockdale is a semi-retired real estate agent now living on Maui in Hawaii. He has spent most of his life living in the tropics including stints in Guam, the Marshall Islands and New Caledonia. He enjoys fishing, camping and gardening in his spare time and is a keen photographer. He writes for US lifestyle publications on tropical living.

Teresa Marshall has an interior decor consultancy in Belize. She has lived in Central America and the Caribbean for most of her adult life and has worked for architects in Panama and Costa Rica. Originally from Florida, she enjoys tropical living and helping people to decorate their homes in a style that is compatible with their environment.

Russell Fox is an avid expat gardener living in Langkawi, Malaysia, where he grows organic vegetables, tropical fruits and raising ornamental fish for garden fishponds. He has a small vermiculture setup producing compost for his vegetable garden.

David Astley is a travel writer who has established gardens in tropical Australia, Malaysia and the Philippines. He currently lives in Thailand. He's authored several books on tropical gardening and was host of the weekly television program 'Darwin Gardener'.

Donna enjoys creating dishes from local ingredients. She has lived in tropical Australia for most of her life but is now learning new culinary skills in Malaysia where she is working on a vegan cookbook of recipes using Asian vegetables and herbs.