Garden designer, writer host of ABC TV series Dream Gardens and Travelling Masterclass tour leader.
For every hour I’ve spent gardening, I must have spent at least ten hours thinking about gardens- the plants, the processes and planting combinations. Most of my waking hours have been spent teasing out their anatomy, history, philosophy, and the power of a garden to delight, challenge, and nurture. It’s been a crazily steep learning curve that shows no sign of tapering off!
The Gardenist is about asking questions and connecting with like-minded companions on the journey. It’s about discovering the ‘why’ behind gardens as much as giving hands-on experience. Together we may happen on a few answers – which will, no doubt, lead to bigger questions. Bring them on!
I truly loved being part of a fabulous tribe of fellow horticulturalists travelling to the best in show gardens and meeting their makers. The experience has inspired me to see plants and plant people with new eyes and ideas and definitely broadened my horticultural knowledge and pursuits.
There are moments in our lives that we recognise as being so special that we don’t want them to end. The past two weeks have been just that. We have been enriched by all that this masterclass has brought - the superlative organisation, a range of beautiful gardens, challenging discussions with passionate gardeners and the generous sharing of information and experience by all the group.
It's been a great way to design our garden and retain ownership of that process. If you want to design your own garden and come away with a plan you love, Michael's coaching program is perfect. The advice and encouragement is priceless. Put some time and effort into the homework tasks because you get back everything you put in - and more. It's so rewarding.