Mike Wells


Qualified horticulturist, teacher, garden writer, speaker and broadcaster.

Horticultural and teaching qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Horticulture
  • Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
  • Diploma of Training Design and Development
  • Diploma of Training and Assessment
  • Cert 4 TAE40110 in Training and Assessment
  • Cert 3 in Workplace Training (Community Services)
  • Currently studying Diploma of Project Management (2016)

Currently a senior teacher in horticulture with over 16 years’ experience. Subjects taught include Soils, Plant Nutrition, Irrigation, Garden Design, Pruning, Planting, Propagation from Cert 1 to Diploma level

• Garden feature writer for Toowoomba Chronicle since 2013
• Occasional gardening segments on 4GR radio since 2011
• Garden judge for major regional festivals
• Speaker at numerous garden clubs and events
• Organising committee member for Toowoomba Camellia Show and Garden Expo since 2004
• Passionate advocate of backyard fruit and vegetable production and the greening of suburban plots.

Previous employment

  • Manager – Endeavour Foundation Retail, Wholesale Nursery and Small Crops Farm, Toowoomba
  • Owner-operator Yates Garden Care franchise
  • Regional Manager – Yates Garden Care SE Qld
  • Technical Support Officer – Yates Garden Care SE Qld

Other interests

  • A Capella singing – Tenor for large SE Qld choruses and current tenor in “Left Field” quartet (since 2008)
  • Australian Silver Medallist – Senior’s Quartet 2013
  • Semi-professional photography – Nature, plants, landscapes


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