Thomas Johnson: Thorny Rose Grower of Hawthorn.
The writer of the first book published on rose-growing in Victoria had an extensive rose
nursery in Hawthorn. A vocal member of his community, and a thorn in the side of all those
in authority in early Boroondara, Thomas Johnson was elected to the council in 1874 after
many failed attempts. He was subsequently forced to sell his Hawthorn land holdings and
take his rose growing elsewhere. This illustrated presentation follows his colourful career,
which ended finally in Boroondara Cemetery.
SUNDAY 18th APRIL 2 pm.
Hawthorn Community Precinct
584 Glenferrie Road
Enquiries & RSVP:
0451 830 136