Meredith Kirton

Meredith Kirton

Meredith has also worked extensively in media. As a horticultural researcher, as a presenter on the ABC’s Gardening Australia Programme and on radio 2GB, 2UE, 702 and Radio National.

She has also been Garden Editor for Sunday Life, House and Garden, Home Beautiful and Real Living Magazines, and freelance contributor to many other titles and newspapers.  A published author and enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge with others, Meredith has also worked as a gardening lecturer, and guide to gardens and the outback of Australia.

She professes a lifelong commitment to gardening, horticulture and the environment.  Over the last 20 years she has had a varied career including tour leading, writing, teaching, consulting, retail, garden design and speaking at various events across Australia. Meredith has also been Ambassador for Organisations and Companies such as Turf Australia, The Australian Nursery and Garden Industry, and Lindemans Wines.

One of her most rewarding gardening experiences has been the development of two gardens which she calls home. The first is a normal 600m square domestic block, which has now a beautiful Australian native garden, and the other is her farm which has a large 2 acre country garden including an orchard and kitchen garden, wildlife corridor and bush regenerated river front, which she opens occasionally to help raise money for the community..

Meredith Kirton grew up in a bush land suburb of Sydney spending many happy hours playing in the Eloura Bushland Reserve, Westleigh. As a mother of two young children herself (Tess, aged 17 and Eden, aged 15) she believes strongly in involving children in the whole process of growing and eating food and behaving responsibly with the environment. She lives that ethos, having set up gardening clubs at three primary schools. She has also made a commitment to grow one meal per week, thus reducing green house emissions by 100kg per year.

Gardening writer @MeredithKirton

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