Harry Oakman (1906-2002) was one of Australia’s foremost gardening authorities, recognised especially for his expertise in tropical and subtropical gardening. He was a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Parks and Recreation. He directed the Brisbane City Council Parks Department for seventeen years and was later director of landscape with the National Capital Development Commission in Canberra.
He has designed and created botanic gardens, city squares, lookouts, streetscapes, playgrounds, public parks, and imaginative landscapes for highways, foreshores, golf courses, schools, shopping centres, factories, hospitals and private gardens. In his retirement he lived on the outskirts of Brisbane, surrounded by a superb one-hectare garden.
Harry Oakman’s popular books include What Flowers When (UQP 1995), Harry Oakman’s Shrubs (UQP 1996) and Tropical and Subtropical Gardening (UQP 1999), which has been considered an industry bible since its original publication in 1975.
ALL TITLES BY HARRY OAKMAN
The invaluable companion to "Tropical and Subtropical Gardening".
Harry Oakman writes for people who love plants and enjoy gardening, but "What Flowers When" is no ordinary gardening book. Rather, i ...