Hello, I'm Chloe Thomson.
I'm a horticulturist and passionate gardener who's keen to share my knowledge with everyone!
I've worked in the horticultural industry for 18 years and I specialise in horticultural communications.
I've lived and gardened in so many different spaces from tiny balconies, to courtyards, acreage and now my 1000sq metre (very sloping) suburban block in Melbourne, Australia.
I'm a busy mum of 2 boys, so I believe in creating a garden for family, friends and YOU to enjoy. And I'm excited to help you realise your gardening potential and get growing!
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My Garden Story
“The driveway is steep but you can turn at the top, don’t stop halfway up or you’ll get stuck and at the top swing left to pull in front of the garage” - these are the instructions I give visitors to our home and garden. Our north facing, ¼ acre block in the outer north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne has a 33% slope, that’s roughly terraced into 4 main sections. We jokingly call this mountain goat country!
We bought this property 7 years ago. The 1980s house, in the middle of the block, was surrounded by gumtrees and a handful of poorly placed plants. But there was sooooo much potential and opportunity for us to create the garden of our dreams.
Join me in Sprout School and let me help you grow yours!
Even more about me...
Chloe Thomson is a passionate gardener, avid educator and award winning presenter. She’s happiest when talking about gardening, exploring other gardens or out in her own garden in the outer north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
During her 18 years in the horticultural industry she’s written for the bi-monthly Good Organic Gardening magazine, hosted a podcast and presented on Garden Gurus. She’s also written blogs and created video content for popular brands including Bunnings, Oasis Horticulture, Nylex and Cyclone.
She co-founded and presented on ‘The Gardenettes’ online video series for 4 years, winning the Video Laurel Award from the Horticultural Media Association Australia (HMAA) for her story on Beautiful Brassicas in 2020. Chloe’s also a regular guest on the 3CR Radio Gardening Show.
During the depths of Melbourne lockdowns, Chloe hosted a short podcast series for Bunnings called ‘Staying Grounded’ and was awarded the Best Audio Laurel from the HMAA in 2022 for her work.
In 2021 Chloe created Sprout School a unique online gardening course designed to inspire and educate anyone to be a better gardener. Running 2 sessions of this online course each year, Chloe’s taught over 100 students from around Australia.
In 2023 Chloe presented and produced a brand new video series ‘Behind the Garden Gate’ that has been aired on YouTube. This video series is designed to take you - the viewer - into private gardens to be inspired and learn from clever garden designers and other passionate gardeners.