Meet our Presenter

  • Tim Entwisle

Director and Chief Executive
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Professor Tim Entwisle is a highly respected scientist, scientific communicator. He took up the role of Director and Chief Executive of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria in March 2013, following two years at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and eight years as Executive Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust in Sydney.

Tim is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at The University of Melbourne. He has a broad interest in all plants and related life forms (e.g. he edited and wrote for the 4-volume Flora of Victoria). In 2014, Tim published Sprinter and Sprummer: Australia’s Changing Seasons, challenging the use of the traditional four seasons in Australia.

Tim blogs (TalkingPlants), tweets, and looks for any opportunity to promote science, plants and gardens. Over the summer of 2014-15 Tim hosted ABC Radio National’s first gardening show, Talking Plants, and he contributes regularly to RN’s Blueprint for Living.