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New ABC TV host Costa Georgiadis with Organic Gardener's Julie Ray & Phil Dudman

Costa to host Gardening Australia

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ABC TV’s Gardening Australia is set for a new look this year when it welcomes new host Costa Georgiadis to the screen, reports PHIL DUDMAN

New host of ABC TV’s Gardening Australia Costa Georgiadis pictured with Organic Gardener’s Julie Ray and Phil Dudman.

Loved throughout the country for his infectious personality and respected for his passion to inspire gardening communities through sustainable organic approaches, Costa will bring a dynamic energy to one of ABC TV’s most iconic programs.

Hooked on gardening from an early age thanks to his grandfather’s veggie patch, Costa’s career began in landscape architecture before growing to national prominence in the SBS TV series Costa’s Garden Odyssey.

Jennifer Collins, Head of Factual, says: “Costa will bring an informed and entertaining spirit to the series. He’s got a reputation for having his finger on the pulse and I’m looking forward to seeing him communicate his exciting approach to gardening in his own inimitable style.”

Costa says: “ Gardening Australia is about gardening all of Australia – nurturing its plants and its people. I can’t wait to travel the country, share incredible gardening stories and create some new projects to get us all talking and blossoming.’’

So what has Costa got planned for the 2012 series? Find out when he joins the rest of the team on ABC1 from Saturday March 24 at 6.30pm.