David Wilkinson is a practising architect with a Certificate in Gardening from The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London. He has been President of The Friends of The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne as well as the Victorian Committee Chair of Open Gardens Australia. He is the author of Leslie Wilkinson: A Practical Idealist. Kimbal Baker is a Melbourne-based freelance photographer with over 30 years' experience. His images have been published in many Australian and overseas publications, and he has worked for various Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Australian Consolidated Press (ACP) publications. His previous bestselling books include Australia's Remarkable Trees and Great Properties of Country Victoria.