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Returning: Gardening Australia

The new look Gardening Australia premieres on Saturday night with new host Costa Georgiadis.

The new look Gardening Australia premieres on ABC1 on Saturday night with new host Costa Georgiadis, better known to TV audiences from Costa’s Garden Odyssey on SBS.

Georgiadis replaces presenter Stephen Ryan who was let go from the show in November.

The long-running ABC show has a loyal, if somewhat conservative audience, so it will be interesting to watch how they adjust to the change.

New host, Costa introduces an inspirational community project which will be the cornerstone of Gardening Australia for the year. He will transform his nature strip into a productive and playful garden for the whole street to use and enjoy. He kicks it all off by bringing the community together to build a no-dig veggie garden. He says gardening’s about growing relationships and community and changes in people about how they see their place in the world.

A Triumph Over Sand
Jane Edmanson
Jane visits a bayside Melbourne gardener who has spent more than 50 years creating her lush and colourful oasis in almost pure sand.

The Veggie Patch
Tino Carnevale & Costa Georgiadis
Costa travels to Hobart’s Royal Botanical Gardens to catch up with Tino, find out what is happening in the veggie patch, get some advice about what to plant on the verge and do a bit of harvesting.

The Italian Feast
Costa and Tino take the vegetable harvest from the patch and take a drive to Tino’s mother and father where they cook up an Italian feast.

6.30pm Saturday March 31 on ABC1.

6 Responses

  1. My husband and I were so looking forward to the return of Gardening Australia. Loved Peter Cundall and tolerated Stephen Ryan but are terribly disappointed with the current presenter. Could you not find someone more presentable? Needless to say, we will not be watching Gardening Australia or buying the magazine.

  2. “Maybe looking for a younger audience”
    I think perhaps they’re looking to attract people from Middle Earth. I hear his best friend Legolas puts in an appearance later on.

  3. I hope it’s going to remain about the gardening and not be about the host.

    PS: I don’t count myself as “conservative”, but I’ve watched it in the past for good information about gardening in Australia.

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