Get your garden growing with great advice from Linda, Sandra and Graham Ross. Graham is internationally recognised as a leader in garden communications and is the founder of Australia’s largest garden club, the Garden Clinic Club as well as the world’s leading specialist garden tour company, Ross Garden Tours. Listen in to the show, now in its 34th year, on 2LT every Sunday morning from 6am to 8am, as Graham, Sandra and Linda share their extensive gardening knowledge, practical know-how, great tips, interviews and news from the world of gardening. Call the open line with your questions and your success stories, and join a community of gardeners.
About the team:
Graham Ross, Head Gardener, Founder of the Garden Clinic, 1983
With the boundless enthusiasm of a summer choko vine in full flight , Graham rarely rests. A gardener since the age of 4, Graham started sharing his know-how early on, and has never stopped. Whether he’s talking just to you, a garden club for 40, to 1.1 million viewers on Better Homes and Gardens TV, or his 250,000 loyal listeners on his radio show, it’s always the same Graham Ross; the same smile, the same RM’s boots and the same dependable advice. He’s pretty chuffed with his latest three international awards: his Veitch medal awarded to him by the Royal Horticultural Society, a Gold Laurel from the HMA and Golden Wattle Award from the AIH Australia institute of Horticulture. But hey, he’s also chuffed that his family want to hang around!
He collects blue bottles, loves a day by himself pottering with his transistor radio (listening to the Beatles) and drives just a little too fast! His favourite plant is the ginkgo. Favourite beverage: whisky, ice and milk (Yep, milk).
Linda Ross, Gardener, Teacher
Linda is a Sydney based, landscape architect and horticulturist, who since graduating has never worked a day in a landscape architectural studio! Instead she crashed headlong into her family’s love of all things vaguely horticultural. She is the doyenne of garden and horticultural communications; enjoying broadcasting radio, making magazines and the social side for both Garden Clinic and Ross Tours. She regularly visits the world’s gardens, garden festivals and flower shows. She is a proud show garden judge at the Australian Garden Show Sydney and has written a number of books; her favourite being Frangipani.
Loyal kombi-driver and devoted mother of two sweet natured souls, she loves working with smiley-happy-people. She lives beside the sea with her blue cattle dog, ginger cat and two kids. She eats too fast, hates when her ginger nut biscuit mudslides into her cuppa tea, and is allergic to housekeeping. She describes her garden as Port Douglas meets Singapore Sling. Her favourite plant is frangipani. Favourite beverage: whatever’s open.
Sandra Ross, Horticulturist, Rose-lover and Teacher
Sandra was a radiographer turned horticulturist turned garden lover. You will find her on the hotline, taking our tours and teaching our classes. She’s our brains trust and that’s how we like it. She lists her rose garden as her favourite place to be and roses (only the old-fashioned varieties) as her favourite flowers, perennials (to match the roses), and her grandchildren as her favourite things. Her favourite song is Barcelona by Freddie Mercury! Favourite beverage: Champagne or Hendricks gin, it’s a toss-up.
Listen out for The Garden Clinic Sundays on 2LT from 6am to 8am