Caroline grew up by the shores of Lake Wendouree and sites our wonderful Botanic Gardens and those of local residents as having helped inspire her life long passion as a gardener and influenced her career choice.
Regular listeners of her fortnightly garden spot, broadcast somewhere between 9.30 and 10.00 am and hosted by Hilary Harper, will already be familiar with Caroline's personable manner and sage advice.
Caroline will no doubt inspire her audiences via her knowledge of gardening conditions specific to Ballarat and be able to give excellent design and planting recommendations in her public forums.
Alongside Caroline Blackman is the equally vivacious and informative Melissa King, former ABC Gardening Australia Presenter, now working with Channel 9s Garden Gurus. Melissa is also the author of Garden Feast, which combines her passion for gardening and cooking her fresh produce.
You can hear, meet and learn from both these inspiring gardening icons at the Begonia Festival, 8th -10th March, in the Ballarat Botanic Gardens. Even better, unlike garden shows in Melbourne, entry is free!