Welcoming Patrick Gorman

Welcoming Patrick Gorman

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing you with the highest level of service and expertise, we're thrilled to announce a first for Fernland: we've added an Agronomist to our team. Please allow us to introduce you to Patrick Gorman.

A Milestone for Fernland

This is a significant step for us. By bringing an agronomist into our team, we're elevating the level of expertise and services we can offer you. Patrick's role will focus on soil management, plant health, and sustainable practices, providing you with insights and solutions that go beyond our traditional offerings.

Meet Patrick Gorman

Patrick Gorman

Rather than speak for Patrick, we thought it best to let him introduce himself in his own words:

Hello, my name is Patrick Gorman, and I am very excited to be joining Fernland as an Agronomist.

I have spent the past six years as a Grower and Production Manager in Vegetable and Plant Nurseries. I've amassed a variety of experiences, skills and knowledge in these roles; from specific IPM programs for Celery Seedlings and potted Leucadendron's, to trialling different soil media and fertilisers on a vast array of plants. I've also worked out that irrigation pumps always seem to break down on a Friday afternoon, around 3:30 pm!

Prior to working in Nurseries, I was an Agronomist in Far North Queensland, where I gained exposure to Avocado's, Banana's and many other tropical crops. This role focused on improving soil and plant health, optimising moisture management and creating sustainable IPM practices, which provided a solid foundation to advance my agronomy knowledge.

Away from work, I am an avid golfer, despite my handicap suggesting otherwise! I enjoy just about any sporting situation I can find myself in, from surfing and swimming, to attending the cricket and footy (AFL = Pies, NRL = Storm ). My partner and I have recently relocated to sunny Queensland and just last week rescued a 2-year-old kelpie, "Lucky". Apparently long walks and runs are now a part of our routine.

I have found the Nursery and broader Horticultural Industry to be incredible, and ever welcoming. It's wonderful to see so many Growers' and Supplier's sharing knowledge and experiences so transparently. I believe thriving Nurseries are driving our successful industry, and with youthful enthusiasm pushing through, coupled with decades of wisdom, we are only scratching the surface of what's possible. The next 10 years are going to be incredibly exciting to be a part of!

I look forward to starting with Fernland and meeting you all!

Kind Regards,

Patrick Gorman

Get in Touch

Patrick is based in South East Queensland, and is eager to meet you and explore how he can support your agronomic needs. Feel free to reach out to him at or 0456 800 972.

Thank you for your continued partnership with Fernland. We're confident that Patrick's expertise and enthusiasm will bring added value to your business.

Kind Regards,

Nick Hutchinson
General Manager


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