Angus Stewart

Angus Stewart

I’ve been a presenter for ABC TV's ever popular Gardening Australia program for the past eight years.

In 1991 I began a five year stint on Sydney Metropolitan ABC AM station 702 as a regular on the John Doyle Afternoon program as the 'Doctor of the Dirt, Surgeon of the Soil, Professor of the Paddock'. Following that I continuously worked on 702 with a range of presenters and am currently a regular on the Weekend Program on Saturday mornings between 9 and 10am with Simon Marnie answering Gardening Talkback questions. I’ve also been a guest on numerous other radio stations around Australia as an expert gardening commentator.

Gardening on the Wild Side, Let's Propagate - A Plant Propagation Manual for Australia and Australian Plants for Year Round Colour are three books I’ve written for the ABC. My latest book Creating an Australian Garden is a glossy full colour book on establishing any sized garden with Australian plants.

Qualifications: I hold a first class honours degree in Agricultural Science from the University of Sydney, graduating in 1980. And a Diploma in Adult Education from the University of Technolgy, Sydney. From 1981-1987 I worked full and part-time in the nursery and cut flower industries for some of Australia's leading enterprises and then part-time as a horticultural consultant while teaching a wide range of subjects as a full-time teacher of horticulture at Ryde College of TAFE from 1987-2001.

Since 1985 I’ve run my own horticultural consulting and plant breeding business, New World Plants. In 1990 I took over from Dr Mervyn Turner as breeder of the popular Bush Gems kangaroo paws and have also released numerous other Australian plant varieties in a wide range of plant groups.

 

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