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The Garden Gurus presenters have an extensive background in horticulture and now they are very excited to share their knowledge with viewers through the The Garden Gurus TV show, online Factsheets and Videos. Broadcasting Nationally, The Gurus Team have fantastic ideas, stories and celebrity gardeners to get you kick started into reclaiming your special sanctuary. All the segments seen on the show are created to help make gardening easy and enjoyable with all the information you need to create and maintain a successful garden.


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Trevor Cochcrane

Trevor is possibly best known nationally as the host of the popular national gardening show, The Garden Gurus, which has been playing on Channel 9 since February 2002. He has been involved in the TV industry for over two decades, launching new programs and hosting and producing lifestyle shows for both Western Australian television and nationally for the Nine Network Australia and internationally where programs are seen in 141 countries.

In addition to The Garden Gurus and Destination WA, Trevor also presents and produces Explore TV, Delish Destinations, Delish and executive produces Our State on a Plate, all produced by his hand-picked talented team at his production company Guru Productions in Leederville, Western Australia.

When he is not traveling all over Australia and around the world for his travel programs, Trevor enjoys nothing more than gardening and relaxing on his hills property in Western Australia.

Bonnie-Marie Hibbs

Bonnie-Marie Hibbs is a qualified Horticulturist, working within the industry for the last 10 years and with Gardenworld Nursery as their leading seedling buyer and manager. She loves sharing her knowledge with others, always trying to inspire people to take their first step into gardening.

Bonnie-Marie dedicates a lot of her spare time to writing her online blog, "The Gardener's Notebook" which she established in 2012, creating videos in her garden where she shares her latest garden updates, DIYs and information, as well as being a passionate photographer who loves capturing the beauty of plants through a lens. Her writing has been published on garden blogs, Australian Plant Society, magazines and she's appeared on the 3AW radio program as a guest speaker on numerous occasions.

Nigel Ruck

Originally from Birmingham in England, Nigel Ruck moved to Australia in 1992.
Nigel started landscaping in 1990 working with fellow landscapers before establishing in 1996 his own landscaping and design business in Sydney.

He worked on Nine's Backyard Blitz program as the resident landscaper, has done stints of travel presenting on The Gurus Explore and is currently on Nine's The Garden Gurus as a landscape gardener.

Nigel enjoys the total transformation that landscaping can achieve and its different designs and innovative use of plants and materials.

Sue McDougall

Sue has a strong connection with horticulture and agriculture.

Her first exposure to the science of growing plants and the important link with the environment was on a broad acre farm in marginal farming land in Western Australia. The native flora in this region led to a love and the study of Western Australian plants. This is also where she fell in love with the horticulture industry and has been involved for 35 years in all stages of a plants life, from propagation to production through to retail and marketing.

Sue is a horticulturist, landscape architect and broadcaster and free range producer. She runs a landscape design and construction company, along with her husband Andrew, designs many gardens and outdoor areas across the state and oversees a free-range farming business in SW Western Australia.

In her spare time she presents for The Garden Gurus and answers gardening questions on 882 6PR every weekend, inspiring both gardeners and self-confessed’ non gardeners have success in their own outdoor spaces. A job she loves - early mornings on the weekends for over 25 years, she has helped generations of gardeners and seen many different trends. She jokes that she is also a marriage counsellor and often casts the defining vote on family (gardening) related disagreements, usually when it comes to pruning!

Sue gets no greater pleasure from inspiring gardeners to create great gardens, enjoy outdoors and have success with their plants.

Lydia Pethick

Lydia Pethick is an enthusiastic home gardener who also has over a decade of experience as a registered industry veterinarian. She recognises the therapeutic benefits of interacting with well-designed green living spaces and nature and her love for growing edibles was cultivated from a young age by her grandfather and mother. Originally from Singapore, Lydia migrated to Australia in 2002 where she continued her journey of learning to grow produce as a home gardener. A life-long learner, in addition to her veterinary degrees, she completed multiple short courses on gardening related topics and finished her Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course with Permaculture Educators Alliance. Soon after, she finished a course in horticultural therapy, an emerging therapeutic field that showcases the interconnectedness of nature and personal well-being. With her permaculture and veterinary training, Lydiaaims to holistically, creatively and practically integrate animal husbandry, therapeutic horticulture and regenerative practices to build resilience within self, family, communities and beyond.

She enjoys photographing and sharing her edible gardening journey through social media and where able, delights in helping others with their edible gardening queries. She also enjoys visiting other gardens as they always inspire. She lives in Perth with her husband, dog and chickens and is in the process of converting their suburban garden into an edible food forest. She sees her home garden and gardening journey as an ongoing work-in-progress. A journey not without its challenges, but one to be cherished!

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