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The Garden Gurus presenters have an extensive background in horticulture and now they are very excited to share their knowledge with viewers through the The Garden Gurus TV show, online Factsheets and Video streaming.

Broadcasting Nationally, The Gurus Team have fantastic ideas, stories and celebrity gardeners to get you kick started into reclaiming your special sanctuary.
Check your local TV guide for more details.

All the segments seen on the show are created to help make gardening easy and enjoyable with all the information you need to create and maintain a successful garden.

Meet Our Team

  • Trevor Cochrane

    Trevor Cochrane


    Trevor has worked in many areas of the horticultural industry over the last 20 years, including plant growing, garden retailing, marketing and as a garden adviser on TV and radio.

    Trevor has written a number of books, including the Garden Gurus Guide to Waterwise Gardening and Delish, and writes and presents the Garden Gurus TV programme on Channel Nine each Saturday afternoon

  • Kim Syrus

    Kim Syrus


    Kim's childhood experiences of neighborhood gardening sparked a real desire to pursue a 'green' career. Now a qualified and dedicated horticulturist, he is one of Australia's most respected rose experts.

    Along with running his nursery, Corporate Roses, located in the southern Fleurieu town of Myponga, Kim has found time to promote his love of gardening through writing articles for many magazines, including the Garden Guru newspaper and is also a regular contributor on talkback radio. Kim believes that having fun is the key to enjoying your garden.

  • Darren Seinor

    Darren Seinor


    Darren is a qualified horticulturist with over 15 years industry experience in design and landscaping. His local knowledge and expertise lead him to writing numerous newspaper and magazine articles in the horticultural media.

    He is an active member of the industry and has extensive experience with food production plants.

    Darren has participated in many garden club presentations and talks and his passion for sustainable gardening practices has earned him award-winning gardens.

  • Nigel Ruck

    Nigel Ruck


    Originally from Birmingham in England, Nigel Ruck moved to Australia in 1992.
    Nigel started landscaping in 1990 working with fellow landscapers before establishing in 1996 his own landscaping and design business in Sydney.

    He worked on Nine's Backyard Blitz program as the resident landscaper, has done stints of travel presenting on The Gurus Explore and is currently on Nine's The Garden Gurus as a landscape gardener.
    Nigel enjoys the total transformation that landscaping can achieve and its different designs and innovative use of plants and materials.

  • Melissa King

    Melissa King


    Melissa is a qualified horticulturist, television presenter and writer. She has been a regular presenter on ABC's Gardening Australia, Channel Seven's Melbourne Weekender, Channel Nine's The Garden Gurus, Foxtel's Garden Angels and most recently Melissa Channel 10's fun new morning show 'The Circle'.

    Her flair for writing has seen her release her first book entitled 'Garden Feast'.

    Melissa has also launched her own range of tough beautiful plants under the banner King in the Garden.