Twenty years of stories: we’re not sure how it happened, but Graham has been there since episode 1 of Better Homes and Gardens TV on Channel 7. 700+ episodes later he hasn't aged a bit! He stills loves talking about gardening with Australian families and gets them growing every Friday night. His hugely popular segment is filmed in his own veggie patch where his grandchildren are always sneaking in to eat his peas or strawberries, depending on the season.
Where do the six hours of gardening talk back go every weekend? We just don’t know! Time flies when you're having fun, and we have plenty of that when we talk about the week's dramas, issues affecting gardeners, and meet inspiring folk from all around the world. There’s a multitude of reasons why this radio show has been number 1 for ten years. In Sydney tune in to 2GB on the AM dial 873 or listen online, or in Brisbane try 4BC AM dial 1116 or listen online.
Want the real story? Catch up with info from the radio show or just speak to someone you know who can help, the Garden Clinic has it all: workshops, classes, podcasts, video, daily helpline, magazine, article archive and generous joining packages. It’s your one stop shop for everything green and growing. We are here to help and help is only a phone call away.
Our experienced and inspiring green-team brings the world of gardening to your fingertips, ready to help any way we can, so you can create the garden-balcony-indoor-green-place of your dreams.
Graham Ross, Founder
With the boundless enthusiasm of a summer choko vine in full flight, Graham rarely rests. A gardener since the age of 4, Graham started sharing his know-how early on, and has never stopped. Whether he’s talking just to you, a garden club for 40, to 1.1million viewers on Better Homes and Gardens TV, or his 550,00 loyal listeners on his radio show, it’s always the same Graham Ross; the same smile, the same RM’s boots and the same dependable advice. He’s pretty chuffed with his latest three international awards: his Gold Veitch Memorial medal awarded to him by the Royal Horticultural Society, a Gold Laurel from the HMA and Golden Wattle Award from the AIH Australia Institute of Horticulture.
He collects blue bottles, loves a day by himself pottering with his transistor radio (listening to the Beatles) and drives just a little too fast!
Saturday night tipple: whisky, ice and milk (Yep, milk.. try ordering that for himfrom a bar in Scotland).
Keep in touch with Graham:
Instagram @grahamross_betterhomes @gardenclinicclub
Facebook: The Garden Clinic
Linda Ross, Content Manager
Linda is a Sydney based landscape architect and horticulturist, who since graduating has never worked a day in a landscape architectural studio! Instead she crashed headlong into her family’s love of all things vaguely horticultural. She is the doyenne of garden and horticultural communications; enjoying broadcasting radio, making magazines and the social side for both Garden Clinic and Ross Tours. She regularly visits the world’s gardens, garden festivals and flower shows. She is a proud show garden judge at the Australian Garden Show Sydney and has written a number of books; her favourite being Frangipani.
Loyal kombi-driver and devoted mother of two sweet natured souls, she loves working with smiley-happy-people. She lives beside the sea with her blue cattle dog, ginger cat, two kids, kombi and a seaside garden. She eats too fast, hates when her ginger nut biscuit mudslides into her cuppa tea, and is allergic to cleaning the house. She describes her garden as Port Douglas meets Singapore Sling.
Saturday night tipple: Whatever's open!
Keep in touch with Linda:
Instagram @linda_kirin_ross @gardenclinicclub
Facebook: Linda Ross, The Garden Clinic
Robin Powell, Sub-editor and Writer
Robin was born to eat and write. Her career now spans writing two columns for the Sydney Morning Herald and writing/editing/photographing for our gorgeous magazine. She is a collector of interesting people and a great teller of stories. We love her enthusiasm for those beautiful moments where people, culture, plants, food, art and design spark something special.
She has a stunning tropical Sydney garden which gives you that enviable feeling of being on holiday.
Saturday night tipple: sake.
Keep in touch with Robin:
Read more from Robin at www.robinpowell.com.au
Sandra Ross, Horticulturist, rose-lover and teacher
Sandra was a radiographer turned horticulturist turned global garden traveller. You will talk to her on the hotline, taking our tours and teaching our classes. She’s our brains trust and that’s how we like it. She lists her rose garden as her favourite place to be and roses (only the old-fashioned varieties) as her favourite flowers, perennials (to match the roses), and her grandchildren as her favourite things.
Saturday night tipple: Champagne or Hendricks gin, it’s a toss-up.
Luisa Brimble, Image Angel
Sydney based photographer, founder of Alphabet Journal and mother of two. Interesting fact: Luisa says ‘freakin!’ a lot when collaborating with us on our beautiful images. A fortuitous meeting with Linda at Glenmore House has cemented the look of this website and for that we are eternally grateful.
Saturday night tipple: bubbles!
Keep in touch with Luisa:
Luisa's beautiful images are on her website, www.luisabrimble.com.au
Mez Woodward, Horticulturist
Mez completed her Diploma of Horticulture in Landscape Design (with Distinction) at Ryde College of TAFE. Her experience includes working as a nursery horticulturist, conducting landscape consultations and ‘house calls’ on the GC Helpline. Mez answers our Helpline three days a week, so give her a call. Mez has created a career from her lifelong love of plants and the excitement that comes from inventing interesting new spaces. She thinks Australian native plants can be used so much better and believes Sydneysiders could go a long way to improve our front gardens and maximise the street appeal of our homes. She enjoys a vibrant prosecco and just can't live without Breynia nivosa rosea (Snow Bush).