9NEWS Garden Expert Rob Proctor is the author of sixteen books on gardening.

He is the former Director of Horticulture at the Denver Botanic Gardens and has designed numerous private and public gardens.

His own private garden has been featured in numerous books and magazines.

The annual "Proctor's Garden" tour has raised over $50,000 to benefit the Dumb Friends League.

He is also a noted botanic illustrator and watercolor artist.