I am a gardening professional based in Brisbane. I have been a subtropical gardener since I was 7 years old, but my career changed from environmental science (with scientific qualifications in Biology) to professional gardening after the 2011 floods in which my local community was severely affected. My volunteer efforts to restore flooded gardens saw me earn several awards including a prestigious “Ray Phippard Fellowship” from the Lions International. This culture of caring has set the theme for my approach to gardening as I work towards improving people's lives through making gardening a pleasure and a success.
Since 2011 I have been creating and caring for fabulous gardens for clients as diverse as elderly pensioners, kindy and schools, garden enthusiasts, socialites, busy professionals and even a former Governor General.
Kate has an international following through her writings on www.GardenDrum.com/author/katewall/ and her own garden has featured on television and numerous gardening magazines.
Kate's passion for edible weeds has seen her interviewed numerous times. You can see/ hear/ read some of those interviews here:
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 currently president of the Queensland Herb Society, and Vice Presdient of the Horticulture Media Association of Queensland.