John Van Der Lay
John has 35 years experience in the nursery industry. After completing a Science degree at University and later topping his classes in Horticulture, John was offered a full time Horticulture teaching position at Ryde TAFE.
John’s first wholesale nursery in Sydney saw his passion for growing beautiful flowering ornamental plants come to fruition. A move to the Mid North Coast of NSW in the early 1980’s led to expansion into the Queensland market.
Ornamental plants are John’s specialty and Vanderley Nursery has built up an impressive range of spectacular lines under his careful guidance. Never afraid to try new methods and experimenting with new releases his reputation for producing Wow Factor plants has grown and he works happily under the motto….So Much Colour.
Growing up in the Sunraysia area of Victoria, Carol developed a love of the land and horticulture.
Training in sales, marketing, fashion floral art and colour consultancy have merged together to make her role in sales an integral part of the Nursery expansion.
Attending Expos and Trade Days between Sydney and Brisbane allow for face to face contact with clients and the opportunity to create beautiful displays of Vanderley Nursery Colour.