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From pests to plant id, feeding to weeding and all things green, our Garden Doctor Melissa King has all the answers.

Melissa King is more than just a pretty face. She 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. Moving into radio she was spotted and channelled 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, 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 launched a new online gardening and cooking show with retro style – “The Gardenettes”

Melissa’s public speaking skills have seen her host a range of events and she is a regular presenter at garden centres and hardware stores around Australia as well flower and garden festivals both here and overseas.


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. She has written numerous articles for top magazines and newspapers including Gardening Australia, Burke’s Backyard, The Age, Herald Sun and much more.

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

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