Radio Presenter and Producer

Real World Gardener has long been recognised as a quality program by the listening audience and wider community. Not only is the program re-broadcast on 26 community radio stations around Australia, but Marianne has been the recipient of several grants awarded by the Community Broadcasting Foundation to assist with production of the program.

Why a gardening show? Because there is a wide gap in horticultural knowledge generally, and many people are unaware of the seasonality of plants and how to go about producing a productive garden successfully. Gardens and gardening and interaction with plants and green spaces, provide therapeutic and physical benefits to both people’s physical and mental health.Real World Gardener promotes all of these points.
A recent interview with one of the Directors from Australian company Seasol, that manufactures seaweed solution, explaining why this organic product is good for your garden.




Horticultural Consultant, Garden Writer and Photographer

Want to know what to plant where ? Wish your garden was more productive? Grow unusual and/or exotic plants? Perhaps even finally find out how to treat that plant pest or disease that’s been hanging around your garden for too long?

Read the article here.

All these questions will be answered when you talk to horticultural consultant, Marianne Cannon of Real World Gardener.

Marianne has written articles published in Hort Journal magazine; a magazine for industry professionals.

Marianne also is a contributor to the “Garden Drum.” an international gardening magazine. Here you’ll find stories and podcasts about garden design, how to grow productive crops, and how to select and care for tools that you use in the garden. One of the most popular posts is about the Curry Tree, (Murraya koenigii), still generating questions from around the world.

See the latest article here.
Secateurs are an essential gardening tool and will get used most times you go out into the garden. Heres how to choose, clean and sharpen your secateurs

Source: How to choose, clean and sharpen your secateurs – GardenDrum

There are many strings to the Real World Gardener’s bow, and photography is another one of them. These photos are of famous English gardens taken on Marianne’s last visit to England not that long ago. ( Flickr photo gallery.)
Famous English Gardens
Several of Marianne’s photoshave appeared on the cover of HMA Magazine.


Education and Workshops

Delivering lessons in an outdoor setting for over 9 years at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, and with her extensive plant knowledge, makes Marianne the ideal presenter and educator for your class. Whether it’s plant based subjects such as Biology and Plant Classification or subjects about the environment such as Rainforest Ecology, Marianne has the experience, and knowledge to engage students in their field of endeavour.

As an Education Officer at Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens Marianne is qualified and experienced in delivering education lessons to a diverse range of students from K1 to Year 12 in the disciplines of Science, Botany, Geography and Mathematics.

Marianne has over 20 years’ experience as an educator and advisor, teaching a wide range of subjects from plant based Science, to Film and Television Production at TAFE.  Marianne is an effective communicator and has developed a strong working relationship with her professional colleagues, team members and stakeholders.

Producing and presenting videos on gardening matters is a new branch of engagement with the audience.

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