Host of Gardening Australia
Costa Georgiadis has been the host of Gardening Australia, the ABC's iconic gardening show, since 2012, when he became only the third host in 23 years. Previously, he was the host and co-creator of Costa's Garden Odyssey for SBS television where he first caught the attention of the nation, sharing his knowledge and passions with one and all.
Costa is a landscape architect who has an all-consuming passion for plants and people - he knows how to bring out the best in both of them, and takes great pleasure in bringing them together. He believes in embracing and celebrating Mother Nature's cycles and seasons and nurturing her balance, beauty and bounty organically. His holistic approach is all about gardening the soil and the soul.
Costa's charm, charisma and passion make him a particularly appealing public speaker who has a gift for making his important messages engaging and highly entertaining.
Costa is an eco-visionary who is always focused on the big picture. For Costa, soil and water are central to absolutely everything and their availability and sustainability is of the utmost global importance. Costa is particularly fervent about the preciousness of water and the pertinence of its management. He can deconstruct any landscape - analysing climate, aspect, geography, water flow and soil structure to create holistic, sustainable, productive and pleasurable garden and landscape solutions.
Food and Food Security are two areas where Costa connects his skills with landscape design to the very future our cities. He is involved with Regenerative Agriculture and the holistic practices that are being developed to deal with the issues of a rapidly urbanising world. Through ongoing workshops, lecture series, keynotes, and expos and on-site practicums, Costa is actively involved with delivering this message to the broader community. His work with primary schools, high schools, TAFE Colleges and Universities, Industry Groups and Community organisations reflects his ability to take the message of a permanent self-sustaining culture, and give it traction to any audience.
As Costa Georgiadis continues his journey as Gardening Australia's much-loved host, he continues to nurture the plants and people of Australia.