- Noel is well known for his passion for cottage gardens, perennials , unusual and rare plants and naturalistic garden design that support healthy backyard ecologies .
- Noel eagerly encourages fellow garden enthusiasts to broaden their horizons when creating their own gardens by using plants to combine individuality, beauty and productivity.
- Noel has and continues to contribute to several inspiring horticultural publications including Gardening Australia magazine, Garden Gurus Magazine, (Searles) About the Garden, Subtropical Gardening, and Rural press (Queensland smart farmer).
- Noel is a regular and popular speaker at various horticultural societies, clubs and gardening events through southeast Queensland.
- Noel has done talkback gardening radio for many years including 4BC Gardening talkback and 612 ABC gardening
- He has worked for over twenty years within the retail nursery industry in SE Queensland and is the current patron for the Forest Lake Garden Group.
- Noel is a regular garden presenter for the Brisbane city council where he provides valuable information as part of the sustainable garden workshops program through the BCC library network and also through several independent retail