COSTA GEORGIADISABC Gardening Australia’s host, Costa Georgiadis, 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.

Known as the man of soil and soul, the ebullient and warm Costa 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 is an eco-visionary who is always focused on the big picture. He works on people’s gut feelings about the earth and says he wants to clean the mirror for people to see more clearly how their actions impact on the community, the country – and the world

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.

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 is a particularly comfortable and captivating public speaker who has a gift for making his important messages engaging and highly entertaining. First with Costa’s Garden Odyssey on SBS, and now with Gardening Australia on ABC1, he has reached out and shared his knowledge and passions with one and all.

Food and food security are two areas where Costa connects his skills with landscape design to the very future of human settlements, our cities as we know them. He is involved with regenerative agriculture and the holistic practices that are being nurtured to deal with the issues of a rapidly urbanizing world.

Through ongoing workshops, lecture series, keynotes, expos and on site work, 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.

Costa gardens with his hands and his heart.