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Costa to Celebrate Community at Rose Garden Festival

Costa Georgiadis at Latrobe City Councilís Rose Garden Festival.

By Portal Admin - 5th November 2018 - Back to News

Costa Georgiadis from ABC TVís Gardening Australia will be guest of honour at Latrobe City Councilís Rose Garden Festival on Saturday 17 November. The star will attend the event to give a presentation at 12noon and meet and greet the community.

Latrobe City Councilís mayor, Councillor Darrell White, said the garden guru would be the star attraction as part of a full program of other activities providing a full dayís entertainment.

"The Festival is a chance to connect with nature and with community. Spring brings longer days, colour and new beginnings. Morwell is undergoing a transformation in terms of its streetscape Ė growing into a Town of Gardens. What better way to celebrate growth and rejuvenation than to hold a party at our internationally renowned Morwell Centenary Rose Garden?

"Costa Georgiadis is well known for his down-to-earth style, as well as his iconic bushy beard! He speaks to the people and shows us that gardening is as relaxing as it is exciting, as promising as it is familiar. He teaches us to nurture plants as well as ourselves and we are thrilled that he will be attending our Festival," Cr White said.

"Other attractions will include live music from local artists, roving entertainment, market stalls, food trucks, workshops, and a treasure hunt. We want families to come to the Rose Garden and take a picnic. Our vision for the Festival is relaxed, engaging, positive and community-focused and family friendly Ė itís alcohol, drug and smoke-free.

"Letís celebrate our iconic garden at the time when the roses are in full flower," Cr White concluded.

The Morwell Rose Garden Festival will take place on Saturday 17 November from 10am to 5pm at the Gardens, which are located on the corner of Commercial Road and Maryvale Crescent, Morwell. It is a free and family friendly event.

Bio: Costa Georgiadis

Costa Georgiadis has been the host of Gardening Australia, the ABC's iconic gardening show, since 2012, when he became only the third host in 23 years. Previously, he was the host and co-creator of Costa's Garden Odyssey for SBS television where he first caught the attention of the nation, sharing his knowledge and passions with one and all.

Costa is a landscape architect who has an all-consuming passion for plants and people - he knows how to bring out the best in both of them, and takes great pleasure in bringing them together. He believes in embracing and celebrating Mother Nature's cycles and seasons and nurturing her balance, beauty and bounty organically. His holistic approach is all about gardening the soil and the soul.

Costa's charm, charisma and passion make him a particularly appealing public speaker who has a gift for making his important messages engaging and highly entertaining.

Costa is an eco-visionary who is always focused on the big picture. For Costa, soil and water are central to absolutely everything and their availability and sustainability is of the utmost global importance. Costa is particularly fervent about the preciousness of water and the pertinence of its management. He can deconstruct any landscape - analysing climate, aspect, geography, water flow and soil structure to create holistic, sustainable, productive and pleasurable garden and landscape solutions.

Food and Food Security are two areas where Costa connects his skills with landscape design to the very future our cities. He is involved with Regenerative Agriculture and the holistic practices that are being developed to deal with the issues of a rapidly urbanising world. Through ongoing workshops, lecture series, keynotes, and expos and on-site practicums, Costa is actively involved with delivering this message to the broader community. His work with primary schools, high schools, TAFE Colleges and Universities, Industry Groups and Community organisations reflects his ability to take the message of a permanent self-sustaining culture, and give it traction to any audience.

As Costa Georgiadis continues his journey as Gardening Australia's much-loved host, he continues to nurture the plants and people of Australia.


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