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Neil Sperry is a Texas gardening and horticulture expert known for his books, magazine, radio program, and annual gardening show. Sperry was born and raised in College Station, Texas where he graduated A&M Consolidated High School as Salutatorian and Student Body President. He attended Texas A&M University and earned horticulture degrees from Ohio State University. He married his wife Lynn in 1967, and they now live in McKinney, Texas.
While in high school and at Texas A&M University he owned and operated a nursery. From 1970 to 1977, he worked as a Horticulture Specialist for the Texas Cooperative Extension.
Neil Sperry hosted a radio show on Dallas station KRLD 1080-AM for over thirty years. On his February 13, 2010 broadcast, Sperry informed his audience that KRLD was exercising a 180 day opt-out clause in their contract. His broadcasting there ended in summer 2010. He now hosts a show on WBAP.
- Neil Sperry's Complete Guide to Texas Gardening (ISBN 978-0878337996), "the 4th best-selling gardening hardback in American history."
- 1001 Most Asked Texas Gardening Questions (ISBN 978-1565302297)
- Complete Guide to Texas Gardening: Landscapes, Lawns, Fruit, and Vegetables (ASIN B000MAMD7G)
- Gardening GreenBook Just For Texas (ASIN B000O7Y9ZG)
- Neil Sperry's Gardening GreenBook (ASIN B000O825ZQ)
- Neil Sperry's Texas Gardening (ASIN B0017GX06W)
- Gardens magazine (1987-date)
- American Garden Communicator of the Year (American Association of Nurserymen)
- American Garden Communicator of the Year (United States Land Grant Universities)
- Man of the Year in Texas Agriculture (The Texas Cooperative Extension of Texas A&M) 
- Member, Texas Radio Hall of Fame, inducted October 18, 2003.
- Volunteers of the Year, McKinney
- McKinney Citizen of the Year, 2003
- Collin County Living Legends, 2007