Melissa King is one of Australia’s most popular and respected garden experts and television presenters. Melissa’s passion for gardening led her to complete a horticultural degree where she was dux of her class. Melissa joins the Better Homes and Gardens team in 2020 as its respected garden expert.
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Melissa King is one of Australia’s most popular and respected garden experts and television presenters. Melissa’s passion for gardening led her to complete a horticultural degree where she was dux of her class.
Melissa joins the Better Homes and Gardens team in 2020 as its respected garden expert.
Moving into radio she was spotted and channeled into a successful career as a TV presenter. After four years on the ABC’s Gardening Australia alongside Peter Cundall, she moved to Channel 7 to host the gardening segment on Melbourne Weekender. Since then she has combined her love of gardens, food and travel as one of the hosts of the travel series Gurus Explore, transformed front yards in Channel 9's make-over series Battlefronts, appeared in the What's Good For You Lifestyle Special, hosted the gardening segment on Channel 10's fun morning show 'The Circle' and inspired people of all ages to get out into the garden on Foxtel’s Garden Angels.
These days Melissa stars in the established TV series The Garden Gurus on Channel 9 and has established her own retro online gardening and cooking show - The Gardenettes. Melissa's public speaking skills have seen her host a range of events and she is a regular presenter at flower and garden festivals around Australia and overseas including the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, Ellerslie and Chelsea to name a few.
Her flair for writing has seen her release her first book entitled Garden Feast focusing on the delights of cooking and growing your own heirloom vegetables, with the help of recipes from the famous Heronswood kitchen.
She has written numerous articles for top magazines and newspapers including Gardening Australia Magazine, Good Organic Gardening Magazine, The Age, Herald Sun and much more. She has launched her own range of beautiful roses under the banner King in the Garden, which help to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease Research.
With exceptional presentation skills and warm, witty persona, many companies seek Melissa’s services to host their events. In addition to key gardening events, Melissa has hosted the Telstra Gold Plate Awards, The Deaf/Blind Association Gala with Peter Hitchener and numerous media launches.
The Gardenettes is a retro-tinged garden to table show. They’re food-obsessed lovers of all things green. Our stories, tips and tricks focus on the things we love most – beautiful gardens and flowers, potted style – indoors and out and growing and eating delicious home-grown, hand-picked, home made food.
They’re passionate about showing you that you CAN grow your own food, pick fresh blooms straight from your own backyard and create a feast with garden fresh produce. This show has heart and soul poured into its making, built from the brains of sleep deprived mothers and crafted in the quiet corners of kid-friendly cafes. As working mums we know what it’s like to have an on-the-go lifestyle, so The Gardenettes’ videos and tips are bite sized and easy to digest through Facebook, Instagram and Youtube, so you can get your Gardenettes fix anytime.