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Australian gardening personality.


Jane Edmanson OAM is Gardening Australia's presenter in Victoria. Jane is a qualified teacher, who also has certificates in horticulture and landscape technology.

Current work

Jane is author and co-author of several gardening books. These include From The Ground Up, Ideas from Private Gardens, The Australian Garden, Jane Edmanson's Favourite Plants, Cheap and Easy Propagation, Jane Edmanson's Working Manual for Gardeners. She also contributes to the Gardening Australia magazine.

Previous experience

Presenter: Jane has recently retired as a popular presenter on gardening talkback in Melbourne.

Tours: Until April 1994, Jane was a partner in the Bell Street Garden Centre. She now takes garden tours to many places around the world, including Europe, China, New Zealand, the USA, Canada and also within Australia. Prior to nursery work Jane was a secondary school teacher and then worked for twelve years at the Victorian Schools Nursery at which she became Deputy Principal.

Awards:Jane was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for educational and sustainable work in horticulture and the environment. She is in demand as a speaker at numerous hotrticulture and gardening events.

Personal: When not in the garden Jane enjoys bushwalking, music, art, walking and reading.


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Jane Edmanson has the unique ability to be able to relate to people of all ages, all backgrounds and most importantly not those who just understand gardening at the elite level. Jane is a wonderful communicator, has a great personality and is an absolute pleasure to work with. As a speaker to present at your function you will not be disappointed. 3AW, Magic 693, Talk Radio Network
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