Our Patron, Costa Georgiadis, is a landscape architect who gardens with his hands and his heart and in 2019 won the Australian Logies award for the Most Popular Presenter.
He is an eco-visionary who is always focused on the big picture – the interplay of the micro and the macro and believes in embracing and celebrating Mother Nature’s cycles and seasons and nurturing her balance, beauty and bounty. For Costa, soil and water are central to absolutely everything and their availability and sustainability is of the utmost global importance. He is involved with Regenerative Agriculture and the holistic practices that are being nurtured to deal with the issues of a rapidly urbanizing world. 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.
Costa’s charm, charisma and passion are invigorating and irresistible – he delights in bringing out the best in everyone he encounters – he makes people shine. He has been the host of Gardening Australia since 2016, one of the ABC’s most iconic television programs, bringing his unique, inimitable and delightful approach to nurturing and gardening the plants and people of Australia.