Outgoing and infectious Better Homes and Gardens gardening personality, Jason Hodges, is headed to Griffith to be the 2018 Spring Fest Ambassador!
Chair of the Griffith Garden Festival Working Group, Councillor Rina Mercuri said the festival is excited to have Jason, who will add a whole new dimension to this year's event.
“Jason is extremely popular with all ages, is a talented and dedicated horticulturalist and landscaper and loves inspiring young people to get outdoors and involved in gardening,” said Councillor Mercuri.
"Jason is a well-known Australian television personality, having worked on Channel 7 for over 20 years, his successful career has included winning a Logie for Australia's Most Popular Lifestyle Program in 2012 - Better Homes and Gardens, he is a four-time Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show Gold medallist, and he and his team also collected the Silver Gilt prestigious Chelsea Flower show medal in 2012.”
“Jason undertakes landscaping of all scales, from concept to design, construction through to maintenance in both residential and commercial properties – his talent and passion for what he does is inspiring," she added.
Council’s Event Coordinator, Karly Siveweight said workshops and garden talks hosted by Jason are still in the development stage, however, there will be an opportunity for participants to get their hands dirty with hands-on sessions.
“We are working on an interactive workshop schedule and are looking forward to seeing what ideas we can develop – if you have a suggestion or a particular topic you would like covered, feel free to contact me and we can add this to the mix of festival ideas,” said Ms Sivewright.
“The 2017 Spring Fest was an outstanding success and we are looking forward to seeing what we can deliver for residents and visitors during the 2018 event.”
Jason said he's looking forward to returning to Griffith and enjoys the fact that he can inspire new home owners.
“I'm excited to be visiting Griffith's rural gardens which are completely different to the city gardens I normally work with, these extraordinary country gardens which feature beautiful stretches of lawn and stunning garden beds are a delight for the senses,” said Mr Hodges.
“The festival is a great time for the community to enjoy these private gardens and I look forward to exploring and presenting my workshops in these beautiful surroundings.”
Griffith Spring Fest is held from 7-20 October and you can meet Jason at one of the open gardens from 13-14 October or at one of the special evening events (details to come)
If you'd like to host an open garden throughout Spring Fest or more information, contact Karly Sivewright on 6962 8100 or email: Karly.Sivewright@griffith.nsw.gov.au