Tino Carnevale is a passionate gardener and presenter on ABC Television’s much-loved series, Gardening Australia. His lifelong interest in plants and gardening originates from a childhood spent on his family’s small vineyard and olive grove in southern Tasmania.
In addition to his Gardening Australia role, Tino writes for newspapers, magazines and gardening websites, and is frequently heard giving gardening advice on ABC radio. He has worked with the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens to develop The Patch, a productive food garden that supplies fresh produce to Secondbite, a charity organisation that collects and redistributes food to people in need. He also spent four years teaching students at Moonah Primary School as part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program, and continues to teach gardening skills to adults and children through local garden clubs and school appearances. He also works with many community groups, including Veterans Affairs, refugee groups and disability services, and is active in community programs and events and gives regular talks to gardening groups at conferences and festivals around Australia.
Tino is happiest in his own garden, propagating and planting, grafting and digging.