The next City of Gosnells local history talk, A Potted History, will explore how George Wilson established his horticultural business in the Canning district in the 1890s and was able to keep the business operating for over 50 years.

City of Gosnells Mayor Terresa Lynes said local history talks were a fascinating way for members of the community to connect with early life in the City of Gosnells.

“The Wilson and Johns Nursery was the main local supplier of plants, seeds and other garden necessities for our community in the early 1900s,” she said.

“Stories about businesses like this are important as they allow us to see into the past and imagine what life was like back then. They also give us a better understanding of the history of our community.”

The free author talk will be held on Saturday 4 June from 10.30am – 11.30am in the Lyal Richardson Hall at The Agonis, Gosnells. Bookings are essential and light refreshments will be provided.

To reserve your place or to find out more, visit the City’s website at or call City of Gosnells on 9397 3000.

Image courtesy of City of Canning Local History Collection.