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Gardening Australia

Season 29 2018

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  • 2018-01-26T08:30:00Z on ABC
  • 30 mins
  • 21 hours, 30 mins (43 episodes)
  • Australia
  • English
  • Documentary
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Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic, and credible horticultural and gardening advice, inspiring and entertaining all Australian gardeners around the nation. Presented by Australia's leading horticultural experts, Gardening Australia is a valuable resource to all gardeners through the television program, the magazine, books, DVDs and extensive online content.

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43 episodes

29x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2018-01-26T08:30:00Z — 30 mins

A Farm in the City: Costa Georgiadis visits a former bowls club that has been transformed into a thriving farm in the middle of Sydney and shows how to make a classic Greek favourite straight from the garden.

Soil Success: Tino Carnevale shares his tried-and-tested soil recipe for vegie-growing success.

There’s Nothing like a Dame: Jane Edmanson explores the history and horticulture at the estate of Aussie icon Dame Nellie Melba, and enjoys a classic dessert made in her honour.

FAQs – Newspaper as mulch | Ants in the vegie patch | Easy vegies: Sophie Thomson experiments with newspaper as mulch; Jerry Coleby-Williams explains how to deal with ants in the garden and Tino Carnevale picks his top vegies for kids.

Inner City Greening: Millie Ross tackles the challenge posed by a small, inner-city courtyard by filling it with plants to suit the space – and the owner – with loads of tips for anyone greening a small space.

My Garden Path – Bruce Pascoe: We meet indigenous author and historian Bruce Pascoe, who introduces us to Australia’s first gardeners, and the exciting potential for using native plant foods.

Jobs for the Weekend: Seasonal advice on what jobs to do in the garden this weekend.

29x02 Episode 2

  • 2018-02-02T08:30:00Z — 30 mins

Street Smart: Costa builds a street library at the verge - a mini meeting place for bugs, book-worms, seed savers and ‘all round planty folks.’

A Family Garden: Jane visits a wonderful cool temperate garden in Olinda Victoria that has been in the family for three generations.

Staking a Tree: Tino Carnevale reveals the best way to stake a newly planted tree.

FAQs: Millie talks about saving tomato seed, Jerry gives tips on protecting fruit from fruit fly and Josh reveals why some carrots come out 'bendy'.

Wet ‘n’ Wild: Millie Ross meets a young landscape architect and explores a wetland garden designed to create habitat for all sorts of critters.

Propagating Citrus: Jerry Coleby-Williams shows how to grow some citrus from seed.

Plants for Problem Spots: Josh Byrne visits a specialist nursery to check out a range of native plants that are suited to different problem areas.

Warm-Season Herbs: Jerry Coleby-Williams propagates some edible herbs, including those that are perfect for warmer-climate gardens.

Top Crop: Costa Georgiadis and Sophie Thomson are in Darwin and look at a research project that is trialling the popular PNG vegetable Aibika in a local primary-school garden.

Jobs for the Weekend: Seasonal advice on what jobs to do in the garden this weekend.

29x03 Episode 3

  • 2018-02-09T08:30:00Z — 30 mins

A Tamil Feast
Costa and Jane meet an enterprising group of asylum seekers who share their stories and traditions as they prepare a delicious Tamil Feast

A Garden for Healing
Guest presenter Steven Wells shows us around one of his earliest garden designs, where he first combined his work as a nurse and gardener to become a horticultural therapist

A Quick Fix
Tino shows some simple and cheap ways of fixing up a garden – fast!

My Garden Path - Claire Takacs: Capturing the Garden
We meet inspirational garden photographer Claire Takacs

Dividing Nardoo
Jerry shows an easy way to divide nardoo

A New Tree
Josh is planting two dwarf variety Red Flowering Gums in his garden and gives some useful planting tips

FAQs - Suckers | Ripe Melons | Feeding Citrus
Answers to commonly asked gardening questions

Food Needs Flowers
Millie plants flowers amongst her food plants to bring in the pollinators

The Beauty of Botanicals
Sophie Thomson discovers how botanicals are used to make beauty products

A Blank Canvas: Tino Carnevale and Millie Ross get creative as they experiment with some unusual vegie-growing containers to spruce up an unloved corner of Hobart’s Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

Playing with Plants: Costa Georgiadis discovers what delights can happen when a garden designer spends nearly 30 years experimenting with plants and ideas in his home garden.

FAQs – Re-Potting Fruit Trees | Eggy Compost | Chilli Hedges: Josh gives advice on when to re-pot fruit trees, Jane explains why compost may begin to smell bad and Jerry offers advice on growing a chilli hedge.

A Different Approach: Josh Byrne visits a stormwater reservoir that has been transformed from a weed-ridden, fenced off eyesore to a native plant haven where neighbours can play and walk.

My Garden Path: Meet the Cokers – a family that share a love for growing orchids.

A Good Brew: Jane Edmanson demonstrates how to make manure tea for your plants.

The Big Picture: Sophie Thomson gives viewers an overview of her Adelaide Hills garden, revealing the thinking behind her gradual transformation of her hilltop home.

Managing the Bank: Jerry Coleby-Williams explains how to manage a seed bank.

Jobs To Do This Weekend: Seasonal advice on what jobs to do in the garden this weekend.

29x05 Episode 5

  • 2018-02-23T08:30:00Z — 30 mins

Cladding the Nursery
Josh Byrne adds cladding to his propagation shed – a job that’s been on his list for years – and finally starts using it to propagate

Life-Changing Garden
Steven Wells visits a garden that is designed as a respite for young families

Fragrant Foliage
Jane looks at a range of plants that provide fragrance all year round!

Sharing the Street
Costa Georgiadis chats with Jock Keene in his verge garden and at the nearby St Helen’s Community Garden in Glebe, Sydney

FAQs - Controlling caterpillars | Improving persimmons | Annuals over bulbs
Gardening Australia presenters answer commonly asked gardening questions

Turning Up the Heat
Jerry shares his recipe to keep possums at bay!

Soil Sieve
Tino shows how to make a simple, lasting soil sieve

Jobs for the Weekend
Seasonal advice on gardening jobs to do to keep the garden at its best!

29x06 Episode 6

  • 2018-03-02T08:30:00Z — 30 mins

Coastal Forager: Costa Georgiadis meets a man who learnt to seek out his supper among the seaweed and succulents growing near his Sydney home.

FAQs – Cactus Spines | Mulch Thickness | Compost Bin Liner: The Gardening Australia presenters answer commonly asked gardening questions.

Tickletank: Sophie Thomson revisits one of her favourite gardens – an artistic, creative hideaway created in and around a former water tank.

Jarrariums: Jane Edmanson visits a native plant nursery and learns how to create a miniature water garden inside a glass jar.

Autumn Colour: As autumn hues fill the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tino Carnevale talks us through some plant choices for colour in home gardens.

Home Grown: Millie is in WA and drops in on Josh to explore his garden which is filled with local natives as well as productive food plants.

My Garden Path: Meet Philip Moore – a man who uses plants to make botanical gin.

Weeds Begone: Jerry Coleby-Williams offers some techniques for tackling the most persistent weeds.

Concrete Chooks: Sophie Thomson learns how to make an ornamental concrete chook.

Jobs for the Weekend: Seasonal advice on what jobs to do in the garden this weekend.

29x07 Episode 7

  • 2018-03-09T08:30:00Z — 30 mins

Living in Fairyland: Edna Walling is still one of Australia's best-loved garden designers, even 45 years after her death. Jane Edmanson visits the village Edna created at Bickleigh Vale and meets its current curators.

FAQs - Over-watering | Adding Clay to Soil | Native Plant Foods: Gardening Australia presenters answer commonly asked gardening questions.

Sowing Salads: Tino Carnevale shows how to plant a garden salad

A Garden Heirloom: In Geelong there's a garden that has been tended by the same family for decades. Costa Georgiadis meets the four generations currently caring for the land - and each other.

Helping Hands: Millie Ross returns to a garden she helped create for a friend to check on its progress and pitch in with some ongoing maintenance.

Playful Planting: Guest presenter Steven Wells visits a sensory garden where the owner regularly welcomes children from a nearby specialist school to come for a play.

My Garden Path: We meet ceramic artist, Dr Cathy Franzi who uses plants as the inspiration for her work.

Hidden Treasure: Jerry Coleby-Williams explores the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens and learns the stories behind some of the native food plants.

D.I.Y Seed Paper: Sophie Thomson shows how to make your own seed paper gifts.

Jobs for the Weekend: Seasonal advice on jobs to do in the garden this weekend.

29x08 Episode 8

  • 2018-03-16T08:30:00Z — 30 mins

After helping Millie Ross build a temporary shed, Costa Georgiadis makes za'atar pizza; Sophie Thomson plants a citrus orchard, Josh Byrne tastes some Aussie plants and Tino Carnevale explores slime moulds.

29x09 Episode 9

  • 2018-03-23T08:30:00Z — 30 mins

Sophie Thomson explores the world of wormwoods, Millie Ross makes some seed bombs, Tino Carnevale explains crop rotation, and Jerry Coleby-Williams makes the ultimate vertical garden - an aquaponic green wall!

29x10 Easter Special

  • 2018-03-30T08:30:00Z — 30 mins

Costa meets guest presenter Paul West; Sophie weaves an egg basket; Millie visits a chicken expert; Josh explores a special school garden, and Jane heads to a nursery specialising in perennial plants.

29x11 Episode 11

  • 2018-04-06T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Tino Carnevale shares his family's passata-making tips; Millie Ross plants a cubby; Jane Edmanson meet young people whose lives have been changed by gardening and we explore the garden roles of bugs, guinea pigs and chooks.

29x12 Episode 12

  • 2018-04-13T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Jane Edmanson visits a home full of indoor plants; Costa Georgiadis finds a roof garden on a block of flats; Sophie Thomson builds a wicking bed; Tino Carnevale discovers Antarctic gardening; and Millie Ross grows a seat.

29x13 Episode 13

  • 2018-04-20T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Tino Carnevale helps build a veterans' garden; Jane Edmanson discovers the commemorative power of poppies; Costa Georgiadis gets cooking with chef Ben Shewry; and Sophie Thomson sees a pool transformed to a pond.

29x14 Episode 14

  • 2018-04-27T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Highway Haven – Jerry | Pick of the Crop – Tino | Dwight's Dahlias – Jane | Indoor Plant Totem – Millie | FAQs | Paul's Pumpkin Hash – Paul West | A Natural Beauty – Costa | My Garden Path – Shannon Foster | Sunburnt Country – Sophie | Jobs for the Weekend - Costa

29x15 Episode 15

  • 2018-05-04T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Grow Free – Sophie | FAQs | Drop Pot Wonder -Millie | In Awe of Inverawe – Tino | Cardamom True or False? – Jerry | Healthy Habits – Costa | My Garden Path – Robert Whyte | Right Plant, Right Place – Josh | Clay Seed Balls – Millie | Jobs for the Weekend - Costa

29x16 Episode 16

  • 2018-05-11T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Ann of the Abbey – Costa | FAQs | And another thing…Mosquitoes in Bromeliads – Josh | Glory of Garlic – Tino | Ripper Idea…Compost Tea – Millie | My Garden Path - Sunayana Rammohan | Hanging Around – Jane | Bananas and Plantains – Jerry | Social Butterfly _ Josh | Top Tip…Powdery Mildew – Sophie | Paul’s Mother’s Day Apple Pancakes | Jobs for the Weekend - Costa

29x17 Stargazing Special

  • 2018-05-18T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Gum Nuts – Jane | Living the Dream – Costa | FAQs | Bump in the Night – Jerry | Bat BnB – Millie | Keeping Cats Out – Josh | My Garden Path - A Long-term Relationship | Dirty Hands, Clean Minds – Steven | Saving Seed – Tino | Jobs for the Weekend – Costa

29x18 Episode 18

  • 2018-05-25T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Tino Carnevale meets friends who met via a garden program, Costa Georgiadis builds a frog bog at a preschool, Sophie Thomson meets volunteers who have replanted a woodland and Jerry Coleby-Williams looks at volunteer plants.

29x19 Winter Special

  • 2018-06-01T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

To celebrate winter Costa explores a space-saving garden, Sophie Thomson visits a carbon offset forest, Jane Edmanson finds some rare plants, Tino Carnevale plants ornamental veg, and Millie Ross builds a chook house.

29x20 Episode 20

  • 2018-06-08T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Jerry Coleby-Williams harvests sugar-bag honey, Costa Georgiadis explores a green industrial site, Jane Edmanson visits a garden for outdoor living, Tino Carnevale has a clean up, and Millie Ross plants four-season colour.

29x21 Episode 21

  • 2018-06-15T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Millie Ross shares her tips for gardeners who rent, Costa Georgiadis visits a family who make the most of their tiny space, Josh Byrne meets a legend of botany and Jane Edmanson explores an inspiring Gippsland garden.

29x22 Episode 22

  • 2018-06-22T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Josh Byrne takes us on a tour of WA's best wildflowers, Sophie Thomson visits a date farm, Millie Ross & Squid go hunting for truffles and Tino Carnevale checks out the giant pumpkins at an old-style country show.

29x23 Episode 23

  • 2018-06-29T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Millie Ross suggests Aussie plants to grow indoors, Costa Georgiadis discovers some rare camellias, Jerry Coleby-Williams meets a Tillandsia expert and Jane Edmanson discovers great food can be grown in tough spaces.

29x24 Episode 24

  • 2018-07-06T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Costa Georgiadis visits chef Peter Gilmore's garden, Sophie Thomson plants summer-flowering bulbs, Jerry Coleby-Williams suggests onion substitutes for sub-tropical gardeners, and Jane Edmanson explores a native garden.

29x25 Episode 25

  • 2018-07-13T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Millie Ross meets an artist who creates cultural works with plants, Costa Georgiadis visits Clarence Slockee in his garden, Jerry Coleby-Williams shows different ways to propagate, and Josh Byrne plants out a wetzone.

29x26 Episode 26

  • 2018-07-20T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Jerry Coleby-Williams visits a garden of old-fashioned plants, Josh Byrne explores an art display that questions our ideas of weeds, Sophie Thomson meets a nut tree expert and Tino Carnevale has tips for newbie gardeners.

29x27 Kakadu Special

  • 2018-07-27T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Millie Ross and Costa Georgiadis learn how to read the plants in Kakadu, Jane Edmanson admires some winter magnolias, Josh Byrne shows how to keep your vegie patch productive, and Tino Carnevale gets some tips on grafting.

29x28 Episode 28

  • 2018-08-03T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Sophie Thomson gets a master class in pruning wisteria, Jane Edmanson pots up winter-flowering natives, Costa Georgiadis meets an urban farmer, Millie Ross plants a berry patch and Tino Carnevale makes a propagation unit.

29x29 Episode 29

  • 2018-08-10T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Josh Byrne explores a water-cleaning wetland, Jane Edmanson meets a chef who hates waste, Costa Georgiadis sees how plant pots are recycled, and Millie Ross meets a team saving coffee grounds from the tip.

29x30 Episode 30

  • 2018-08-17T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Jane Edmanson explores the wonders of Lord Howe Island, Jerry Coleby-Williams meets a man breeding the perfect purple corn, Millie Ross has some mid-season crop solutions, and Sophie Thomson is being a plant detective.

29x31 Episode 31

  • 2018-08-24T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Jane Edmanson meets Lord Howe Island's weed team, Jerry Coleby-Williams shows how to grow bananas, Costa Georgiadis meets a family of camellia growers, and Josh Byrne finds a garden at his local intensive care unit.

29x32 Episode 32 Spring Special

  • 2018-08-31T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Costa Georgiadis is at Queensland's Garden Expo, Tino Carnevale plants a 3D patch, Josh Byrne picks some native groundcovers, Sophie Thomson describes her more unusual vegetables, and we meet a man who only grows peonies.

29x33 Episode 33

  • 2018-09-07T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Jane Edmanson plants a bed for summer cut flowers, Millie Ross meets a woman devoted to saving an endangered plant, Costa Georgiadis visits an unusual farm in Byron Bay, and Josh Byrne explores hectares of hidden tulips.

29x34 Episode 34

  • 2018-09-14T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Jane Edmanson meets a bonsai artist who grows native trees, Josh Byrne suggests some tiny eucalypts, Sophie Thomson discovers an Aussie shrub that keeps pests off lettuces and Clarence Slockee shares his top bush herbs.

29x35 Episode 35

  • 2018-09-21T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Tino Carnevale shares his tips for perfect soil, Josh Byrne sets up his garden for tomatoes, Jerry Coleby-Williams meets a tropical fruit expert, and Sophie Thomson plants a herb garden to complement her outdoor pizza oven.

29x36 Floriade Special

  • 2018-09-28T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Costa Georgiadis decorates his beard for Canberra's Floriade; Jerry Coleby-Williams gets the low-down on growing passionfruit; Tino Carnevale visits a Gondwana-themed garden and Millie Ross visits a garden designer at home.

29x37 Episode 37

  • 2018-10-05T09:00:00Z — 30 mins

Costa Georgiadis meets a designer who sees beauty in imperfection, Millie Ross builds a no-dig vegie bed, Josh Byrne explores the plants of WA's ironstone ranges, and Jerry Coleby-Williams meets sub-tropical rose growers.

29x38 Episode 38

  • 2018-10-12T08:30:00Z — 30 mins

Josh Byrne meets a team of young urban gardeners, Jane Edmanson explores an inner-city courtyard, Tino Carnevale builds a range of supports for summer vegetables and Millie Ross converts a container for alpine plants.

29x39 Episode 39

  • 2018-10-19T08:30:00Z — 30 mins

Sophie Thomson meets the outback growers bringing native bush foods to the nation, Tino Carnevale shows different ways to prune cherry trees, and Jane Edmanson cooks vegetable dumplings with gardening chef Angie Chong.

29x40 Episode 40

  • 2018-10-26T08:30:00Z — 30 mins

We meet Invictus Games rider Peter Rudland, who finds therapy in bonsai; Jane Edmanson visits an iris show, Millie Ross has tips on picking the best seedlings and Jerry Coleby-Williams suggests some unusual perfumed plants.

29x41 Gardener Of The Year Special

  • 2018-11-02T08:30:00Z — 30 mins

We tour the gardens of five finalists for the 2018 Gardener of the Year award. Costa Georgiadis solves inner-city problems in Leigh Sales' garden. Millie Ross shows how to make seeding pots from newspaper.

29x42 Episode 42

  • 2018-11-09T08:30:00Z — 30 mins

In the final episode for 2018 Costa visits garden designer Paul Bangay; Sophie Thomson meets school kitchen gardener Stephanie Alexander, Jane Edmanson checks out kentia palms, and Millie Ross starts a vegie bed from scratch.

29x43 Christmas Family Special 2018

  • 2018-12-21T08:30:00Z — 30 mins

It's Christmas and we're excited about family time, holiday projects and getting the garden summer-ready! Costa and Millie build a cubby hideaway, Sophie pots up a succulent frame, Josh makes seed bomb bonbons.

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