The Adland Team

Adland Horticultural is an Australian based company dedicated to improving the quality of our environment and the enjoyment it brings.

Since 2000, Directors Rod McMillan and Michèle Adler have led tours to exotic and exciting places in the world - sometimes wild, like The Galápagos Islands and Madagascar; sometimes cultural, like Mauritius and France. They are particularly interested in sharing their vast knowledge about plant–animal interactions in the environment.

Rod and Michèle have a wealth of experience as horticultural publishers, journalists, film-makers, radio & TV presenters and tour leaders. They are both former lecturers in horticulture at The University of Melbourne - Burnley College.

In 2001, they prepared the Master Landscape Development Plan for the Charles Darwin Research Station, Galápagos Islands, a blueprint for the visitor experience to the site. 

Michèle and Rod have won a number of Awards (both individually and collectively) for their creative work, including the Gold and Educational Laurels at the Australian Horticultural Media Association (HMA) Awards 2002 for the 'Best over all media classes' for their Studies in Horticulture Learning Guides.  Michèle won the inaugural HMA Science Laurel 2004 for her work on documenting and describing cultivars and the HMA ImageLaurel 2014. This work led her to taking a sabbatical at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Gardens in Wisley, Surry, UK. 
Rod won the best film Your Place: Our Place Category, Wellington Shire
Short Film Festival, in both 2008 & 2009.

In late 2019, James Adler joined the Adland Team bringing with him an exciting and diverse set of skills. He has vast experience as the artistic director of Eagle's Nest Theatre, Melbourne. He is also CEO of the Hope Nights International Project.

James has a real way with people from all walks of life. He is a caring and generous person who enjoys a good story ... and a good laugh.

Rod and Michèle live on a picturesque landscape property, 'Peach Flat', in Briagolong (east of Melbourne) which has featured in Austalia’s Open Garden Scheme. They have restored a large wetland on the property, the 'Peach Flat and Community Wetlands', which can be visited by appointment.