Arno King is a keen gardener, horticulturist and designer who enjoys sharing his experiences, presenting at various garden shows and conferences, and writing for publications such as subTropical Gardening, Gardening Australia, Garden Drum, The Diggers Club and Garden Clinic. Arno is now the regular Garden Presenter every Sunday morning 6-7am on 4BC (882AM).
Based in Brisbane, Arno has a particular interest in gardening in subtropical and tropical regions and aims to redress the limited information available on gardening, plants and techniques in the central and northern latitudes of Australia. His articles focus on popular, reliable and widely grown subtropical or tropical plants, and incorporate tips from notable gardeners. He has developed gardening calendars that better reflect standard practices in summer-dominant rainfall regions.
With a background in landscape design, Arno aims to empower gardeners by addressing garden design within his talks and articles. He covers key concepts and encourages gardeners to get better outcomes in their gardens.
Arno is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Horticulture, a registered landscape architect, a registered horticulturist and an urban designer. He is a Director of the Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Sherwood Arboretum (FBBGSA) and also judges many garden shows and competitions. He has been featured in two popular books (Influential Australian Garden People and Contemporary Garden Design) and his work has appeared in numerous books and publications.