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Brian Groom


Brian started as a horticultural apprentice at Regents Park in London and completed his Diploma in Horticulture at the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Wisley. When he first came to Australia he worked in the nursery at Kings Park and Botanic Gardens then spent some time at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney before deciding to start Domus Nursery in 1973 on an old orchard site. Brian still actively works in the business with his focus on propagation and the growing schedule.

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Colin Groom

Managing Director

Colin was born into the industry, living on site and playing in the nursery as a kid, then helping out regularly during school and uni holidays for many years. He enjoy studying a Commerce degree at UWA to learn more about accounting and business operations before working as an auditor in Perth for a year. Following this Colin commenced fulltime work at Domus in 1998. Colin's responsibilities started in a small way, working in the potting team, then managing the potting team, and steadily moving up to the position of Manager. His role in the business now covers a large range of areas from staff recruitment & management to project development, plant sourcing & more. With two young children Colin now gets to enjoy his own kids playing in the nursery to share the love of growing so many different plants, plus tractors!

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David Underwood

Business Development Manager

David started his horticultural career in a production/retail nursery in Shropshire, England before heading to Australia where he went on to expand his knowledge at leading retail garden centres across the Perth metro area. David has a degree in environmental science with a passion for waste reduction and plant development. He has managed both wholesale and retail nurseries in his 15 years in the industry and regularly attends industry and allied events and functions throughout the year. His main role at Domus is a focus on business and product development and customer relations. David has a young family that he gets to share his passion for gardening and all things outdoors with.

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Julie Kerr

Sales Coordinator

Julie commenced with Domus Nursery in 2009, coming to us with a strong administration background and has over 20 years experience in the horticultural industry. She has owned and managed both wholesale and retail nurseries as well as a landscaping/garden maintenance business. Julie's main role is co-ordination of sales, providing customer service and processing of quotes.

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Fiona Manning

Sales & Accounts Receivable

Fiona joined Domus Nursery in March 2011 to assist Julie with sales enquiries, orders and quotes. Fiona has had past retail nursery experience. Fiona also handles accounts receivable, some OSH and back office administration.

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Jan Mason


Coming from a long history in the industry including time working at Dawsons Garden World Jan has been with Domus Nursery since mid 2015 and works with Julie to process day to day sales plus stock pre-ordered by customers.

Brad Hill

Sales Representative

Brad joined Domus as a sales representative covering the southern suburbs Bunnings stores and Garden Centre clients in mid 2019. He comes to Domus with good plant knowledge and customer service from his years in retail garden centres

Alyssa Van Rysinge

Sales Representative

Alyssa joined Domus as a sales representative covering the northern suburbs Bunnings stores and Garden Centre clients in mid 2015. She comes to Domus with good plant knowledge and customer service from her years in retail garden centres.

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