Costa Georgiadis

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Costa Georgiadis
Costa Georgiadis Tin Can Bay (cropped).jpg
Georgiadis in 2015
Born (1964-01-01) 1 January 1964 (age 58)
EducationUniversity of New South Wales
OccupationLandscape architect, television presenter
Years active2009—present
EmployerAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
Known forGardening Australia

Costa Georgiadis (born 1 January 1964) is an Australian landscape architect and television presenter. He is a second generation Australian of Greek descent.[1] Georgiadis is currently hosting Gardening Australia on ABC and previously appeared as ‘Costa the Garden Gnome’ in the ABC Kids program Get Grubby TV.

Early life[edit]

Georgiadis was born in Sydney and grew up in North Bondi on the same street as his grandparents and uncle. He is the youngest of three children. His father, Stan, was an electrician.[2]


Georgiadis' grandparents fostered his early interest in gardening.[2] He worked as a landscaper whilst studying landscape architecture at University of New South Wales,[3] where he developed an interest in sustainability.[4]

From 2009 to 2011, he presented SBS's Costa's Garden Odyssey, a programme that explored the relationship between gardening, sustainability, and spirituality.[5]

On 20 December 2011 the ABC announced that Georgiadis would replace Stephen Ryan as the host of Gardening Australia.[4][6]

In 2014, Georgiadis starred as 'Costa the Garden Gnome' in Get Grubby TV on ABC Kids.[7][8][9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

For his hosting role on Gardening Australia, Georgiadis won the Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter and was nominated for the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 2019 Logie Awards.[10]


  1. ^ "Programs".
  2. ^ a b "Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery: Series 7 Costa Georgiadis". ABC iview. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  3. ^ Hutton, Dan (25 April 2012). "Costa Georgiadis – The Greek God Of Gardening". The Beast. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  4. ^ a b Costa to host Gardening Australia, ABC, 20 December 2011
  5. ^ Molitorisz, Sacha (28 March 2012). "TV's gardening revolutionary". Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Costa Georgiadis". Gardening Australia. Retrieved 16 October 2022.
  7. ^ Release, Media (9 August 2017). "ABC KIDS launches new series 'Get Grubby TV' with dirtgirl, scrapboy and Costa!". TV Blackbox. Retrieved 16 October 2022.
  8. ^ "Costa the Garden Gnome visits the Rainforest! | dirtgirlworld | Family-Friendly Interactive Space for Kids". dirtgirlworld. Retrieved 16 October 2022.
  9. ^ "Get Grubby Garden Party with Costa the Garden Gnome". Welcome to Yamba - Live Like a local. Retrieved 16 October 2022.
  10. ^ "Full list of winners for the 2019 TV Week Logie Awards". ABC News. 27 May 2019. Retrieved 2 June 2022.