Presenters for 2018
Throughout the weekend at the Home & Garden Show we have a wide range of presenters across three stages. Click here for the full schedule
Linda Ross – a widely travelled garden broadcaster, writer, photographer and teacher. Having studied Landscape Architecture at University of NSW and then Horticulture, she received the Young Achiever of the Year from the Horticultural Media Association of Australia in 2007. She is the author of four books Sunsmart Waterwise Gardens, Design Your Garden, Frangipani, and has just released Gardens of the World.
Linda is the daughter of Australia’s favourite horticultural couple, Graham and Sandra Ross and was destined to follow in her parents’ footsteps. Having designed gardens in Sydney she went onto join Better Homes & Gardens as a horticultural researcher and then presenter. She also worked behind the scenes as the garden designer and project manager for the Australian version of Groundforce and presented on The Garden Gurus.
Linda regularly hosts the Garden Clinic radio show on 2GB, where she uses her experience and passion to encourage listeners to get out and get dirty! She also teaches Kitchen Gardening at Glenmore House inspiring gardeners to grow their own food.
Janelle Bloom is one of this country’s most-loved tv chefs, Author, food writer & stylist. She believes good cooking begins with confidence and a little patience. Her recipes are foolproof, easy-to-follow and use seasonal ingredients that are readily available. What’s more, each one has to taste every bit as good as it looks.
Janelle is one of the original chefs who inspire viewers daily on the high-rating Network 10/Southern Star production of READY STEADY COOK, now in its tenth year on air. When asked to describe the show, she says: ‘It’s challenging and chaotic, but the most fun I’ve had in a kitchen and the best job I have ever had!’
In November 2008, Random House Australia published Janelle’s gorgeous cookbook (now a best seller) FAST, FRESH & FABULOUS, the first in 10 years for Janelle. It’s a beautiful collection of many of her special recipes that she hopes will encourage readers to try her no-fuss approach to food both family and friends will love. Having hit the best sellers list Janelle has produced three follow up books, the latest in the collection came out in November 2011… MY FAVOURITE FOOD FOR ALL SEASONS.
Michael Bligh – one of Australia’s most renowned garden designers, Michael has been involved with the design of over 3,000 gardens throughout both rural and metropolitan Australia. Michael will feature some of the amazing gardens he has created through the Southern Highlands plus offer hints and tips on how you can create your own dream garden.
Matthew Carroll – (aka Hortiman®) has worked in many aspects of horticulture for over 15 years. Armed with experience in garden writing, radio production, garden travel and a vision for sharing horticulture knowledge digitally. Learn more about Matthew here or visit www.hortiman.com
Architecture Republic is a young, award-winning studio specialising in environmentally-aware Australian design. We have offices in Bowral, NSW and Canberra, ACT, but we also serve the Southern Highlands, Goulburn, Sydney and all of rural NSW. We’re passionate about architecture, sustainability and beautiful Australian spaces. We draw inspiration from large vibrant cities and historic country towns alike. It’s a privelege to experience the world the way we do, stepping into the homes of people across NSW and helping them to create architecture. Our goal is to equip Australia’s homes and businesses for the future. Our passion for sustainability and green design underscores all of our design thinking. From initial concepts (there’s always more than one) to finished product, we strive to keep our feet on the ground. We enjoy creating practical solutions for both large and small budgets.
Kathy Finigan – My Productive Backyard – If you like the idea of spending less money and time in your garden but still having the backyard you want, then come along to Kathy’s Self-sustaining Garden workshop where you will learn some great techniques and tips that will have your garden looking after it’s self with minimal effort and cost. You will also have the opportunity to sow some seed of the best self-seeding vegetables and flowers, that you can take home to get you started on your journey to establishing a self-sustaining Garden
Daily Simmark Energy Seminar Win a Complete Home Energy Assessment – Explore the latest in home energy solutions with the expert team from Simmark at our free daily energy seminar. Learn how you can take control of your home energy costs with solar and home battery storage systems tailored to your property needs. Meet the Tesla Powerall 2 and see how locals have embraced home battery storage to reduce power bills. Get ready for Summer with the latest in energy efficient reverse cycle air conditioning systems. WIN one of 4 Compete Home Energy Assessments just by attending the Simmark Energy Seminar and take advantage of special savings for Home and Garden Show visitors. Speak to the experts in Electrical, Solar, Home Battery, Air Conditioning at the Simmark Energy Seminar.
Philip Comans, Bark Busters – You can learn about some of the tricks to training your dog when you visit the Home & Garden Show next weekend. Philip from Bark Busters will be demonstrating each day and will be selecting dogs from the audience to show how easy it is – Barking when you’re not home, jumping on guests, chewing, poor house training, aggression to other dogs and people, pulling on the lead, not coming when called, you name it, Philip can help. http://dogtrainingillawarra.com.au/