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Meet our Festival Ambassador - Jason Hodges

We can’t wait to welcome Jason to Griffith and show him just how unique our city and Griffith Spring Fest is. Visitors can join Jason’s gardening workshops and talks at all of the open gardens from Friday 12 October to Sunday 14 October 2018.

Jason has been in the gardening and landscaping industry for over 25 years and has successfully run his own business in the Northshore of Sydney since 1990. Most would know Jason from Better Homes and Gardens and from his work of over 20 years on Channel 7. In 2012, Better Homes and Gardens won a Logie for Australia's Most Popular Lifestyle Program. Jason is a four-time Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show Gold medallist. Jason and his team also collected the Silver Gilt prestigious Chelsea Flower show medal in 2012. Jason undertakes all scales of landscaping, from concept to design, construction through to maintenance in both residential and commercial properties.

Jason is excited to be part of Griffith Spring Fest 2018.

“I'm looking forward to visiting Griffith's rural community gardens that are completely different to city gardens I work with. Griffith is very pretty and what I love most about country gardens is that they feature beautiful stretches of lawn and garden beds that the community can enjoy. I also enjoy the fact that I can encourage new homeowners and children to be the gardeners that our parents once were.”

Jason Hodges Workshops & Talks
Meet Jason Hodges at one of the beautiful open gardens. Attend a workshop or walk and talk with Jason – a sure way to go home with some inspiration!

Friday 12 October 2018
12.00pm Getting creative with landscaping and ornaments - Tori Horder & Lawrence Salvestrin Cashmere Rd, Widgelli
2.00pm Creating shade in your garden - Marj & Mick Careri 2355A Stokes Rd, Hanwood
5.30pm Meet Jason at the LINX Launch Party - Griffith Visitor Information Centre Carpark 1 Jondaryan Ave, Griffith

Saturday 13 October 2018
10.00am Turf talk - maintaining the perfect lawn - Rina & Santo Mercuri 1 Candice Pl, Lake Wyangan
11.30am Spring vegie patch - Rosa & Peter Piccolo 114 Mallinson Rd, Lake Wyangan  
2.00pm Inspiration garden ideas - Joy & Bruno Plos 5 Maegraith Pl, Somerton Park
4.30pm Happy Hour & Workshop with Jason - Griffith Retirement Estate 29 Sidlow Rd, Griffith (Limited tickets available from the Griffith Visitor Information Centre)

Sunday 14 October 2018
10.00am Reviving mature trees - Lyndsay & Brian Sainty, 38 Carathool St, Griffith
11.30am Beyond Bank Children’s Gardening Workshop - Griffith City Park, Griffith