Jennifer Stackhouse is a horticulturist, garden writer and editor, who lives on a small rural property at Barrington, a village in northwest Tasmania. She loves the rural lifestyle and enjoys the profusion of cool climate ornamental and edible plants in her rambling garden.
Highly respected by gardeners around Australia, Jennifer is an editor, author and writer. She is the garden writer for the weekend supplement TasWeekend in The Mercury and the Australian editor for the trade journal Commercial Horticulture. She was the former editor of ABC Gardening Australia magazine. She also writes for leading Australian garden magazines, websites and blogs and regularly answers garden questions on ABC radio. Her gardening book is simply titled Garden received a prestigious Laurel Award for Best Garden Book for 2014.
Judy Horton is a horticulturist who in 2015 retired after working for 22 years as a garden adviser for Yates. At Yates Judy was responsible for updating six editions of Yates Garden Guide, the best-selling Australian gardening book.
Judy is one of the weekend regulars who answers garden questions on ABC 702 “Weekends with Simon Marnie” program. In 2009 Judy was awarded a Hall of Fame Gold Laurel by the Horticultural Media Association of Australia for her outstanding contribution to the promotion of gardening. She has also been presented with the Golden Wattle Award, the Australian Institute of Horticulture’s highest accolade, for her assistance to the industry. In the Australia Day Honours list in 2018 Judy was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her contribution to the promotion of gardening.
Since her retirement from full time employment, Judy has taken on the role of editor of Our Gardens, the Garden Clubs of Australia quarterly magazine. She also travels as a botanical guide for Botanica World Discoveries and is a popular guest speaker.
Judy is married to Rob. They have two adult children and five grandchildren. They live in Middle Dural where Judy occasionally finds time to fight with her own messy five-acre garden.