Costa Georgiadis

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Costa Georgiadis
Born Sydney, New South Wales
Nationality Greek Australian
Occupation Landscape architect
Years active 2009—present

Costa Georgiadis is a Greek-Australian[1] landscape architect and television personality.

He was born in Sydney, and grew up in Sydney's North Bondi.

It was in his grandfather's market garden that Georgiadis developed a love of nature. It took on an intellectual dimension when he studied landscape gardening at the University of New South Wales[2] and became interested in issues of sustainability.[3]

He began as television's most dishevelled presenter on SBS's Costa's Garden Odyssey, where he got his hands and knees dirty and expounded on environmental issues and the spirituality of gardening.[4]

On 20 December 2011 the ABC announced Georgiadis as the new host of Gardening Australia, with his first show airing on 24 March 2012.[3]

He was an unusual choice for a traditionally staid and sober series.[3]

He aims to get kids involved and to entertain people rather than to overload them with information. He is particularly keen to put a health and nutrition message into the show and to give it energy and bounce.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sbs.com.au/shows/costa/about/page/i/1/h/About/
  2. ^ Hutton, Dan (25 April 2012). "Costa Georgiadis – The Greek God Of Gardening". The Beast. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d Costa to host Gardening Australia, ABC, 20 December 2011
  4. ^ Molitorisz, Sacha. "TV's gardening revolutionary". Retrieved 2016-08-16. 

External links[edit]

  • Costa's World, "a portal for all the groups, individuals and activities that I not only support but that inspire me"