About Kate

Philosophy

 Kate specialises in teaching people to garden in harmony with nature, ensuring beautiful and highly successful gardens for gardeners of all levels of experience. By working with nature Kate focuses on a very sustainable approach to gardening which is not only better environmentally but also makes the job at hand so much easier.    She is a keen proponent of subtropical gardening. She encourages gardeners to understand and appreciate our unique climate and to use it to our advantage, regardless of the style of garden. To this end Kate also teaches subtropical cottage gardening workshops, and has her own highly successful subtropical cottage garden, producing food, herbal medicine and an incredible abundance of flowers and joy. Kate often has as many as 100 different types of plants in flower at one time in her small 600sqm suburban garden. 

You can see more of Kate's garden in a 2017 episode of Gardening Australia or on The Planthunter.

Background

 

Kate Wall is a gardening professional based in Brisbane. Her career changed from environmental science (with scientific qualifications in Biology) to professional gardening after the 2011 floods when her local community was badly affected. Kate's volunteer efforts to restore flooded gardens saw her earn a number of awards including a prestigious “Ray Phippard Fellowship” from the Lions International. This culture of caring has set the theme for Kate's approach to gardening as she works towards improving people's lives through making gardening a pleasure and a success. 

Kate has gone on to create a family business "The Gardeners Wall" creating and caring for fabulous gardens for clients as diverse as elderly pensioners, Kindergardens and schools, garden enthusiasts and even a former Governor General.

Writing, Talking and more

 Kate has an international following through her writings on www.GardenDrum.com/author/katewall/ and her own garden has featured on Gardening Australia and in the Sustainable Gardening Australia newsletter.
 Kate's passion for edible weeds has seen her interviewed numerous times for various ABC radio and online news, as well as other independent sustainability publications (such as Junkies Magazine).
 Kate runs regular gardening workshops on topics including edible weeds, sustainable gardening, subtropical cottage gardening and gardening on a budget.
 Kate is a regular speaker at various garden clubs and garden events, and is a current committee member of the Queensland Herb Society, and also a member of the Horticulture Media Association of Queensland and the Perrenial Poppies.