About Us

Jackie Warburton

At Terra Solarus, we are incredibly passionate about horticulture.

Terra Solarus is run by renowned Canberra horticulturist Jackie Warburton MAIH, and her husband Bret Warburton.

With over 10 years working together, Jackie and Bret have built a strong reputation as the "go to" team for everything horticulture; working on some of Canberra's most beautiful gardens and showcasing their own amazing gardens over the years.

But it's helping everyday Canberrans create and maintain their own gardens that Jackie and Bret love most.

From general garden maintenance to plant selection or elm tree treatments, you can trust that your garden is in the right hands with Jackie and Bret.

Jackie is also a registered horticulturist with 18 years' experience in the industry and several notable titles and memberships, including:

  • City News garden columnist since 2021
  • Garden lecturer and presenter
  • ABC 666 Radio Guest Garden presenterter (from 2020)
  • Member Australian Institute of Horticulture since 2015
  • Registered Horticulturalist # 164
  • National Councillor since 2018
  • ACT and SE Regional Covnvenor for Australian Institute Horticulture since 2017
  • Australian Institute Landscape Designers and Managers since 2020 (Student Member #1539)
  • Diploma of Design (University of Canberra, 2018)
  • President Cactus and Succulent Society of ACT 2012- 2018
  • Member Organic Growers Society Canberra
  • Member of Friends of ACT Trees
  • Member Featherston Gardens in Weston, ACT
  • Committee member for Open Gardens Australia 2011-2015
  • Member of the Horticultural Media Association

To learn more about how Jackie and Bret can help with your garden, check out their Services in the top menu or get in touch!


Horticulturist Jackie Warburton

City News

Follow Jackie's column in Canberra's City News

Horticulturist Jackie Warburton

Australian Institute of Horticulture

hortinsights article: What Is A Succulent And What Makes Them Different From Other Plants?

Horticulturist Jackie Warburton


ABC podcast, May 2021.

Bush Haven Article Jackie Warburton

Historic Bush Haven Goes on Show

Read about the historic Huntly garden (of which Jackie Warburton was gardener).

Success with Succulents Jackie Warburton

Success with

The Horticultural Society Magazine profiled Jackie and Brett's beautiful garden.

Horticulturalist Jackie Warburton

Open Gardens Australia Display

Read the Canberra Times write up on Jackie's garden and the Open Gardens Australia scheme.

Open Garden Australia Jackie Warburton

Prickly End to the Open Gardens Scheme

City News write up about Jackie's cactus garden and Open Gardens Australia.

Sustainable Garden Jackie Warburton

A Full and Sustainable Garden

Read Good Food's profile on Jackie's sustainable garden.

Horticulturist Jackie Warburton

Women in Business: Jackie Warburton

City News profile on successful Canberra Women in Business.

Jackie Warburton Horticulturist Canberra

Cacti and Succulent Extravaganza

Canberra Weekly profile of Jackie's garden (page 66).

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