June 17, 2022

Elizabeth Wilson has been appointed as the new editor of ABC Gardening Australia magazine. She takes the reins at the end of June when longstanding editor Jenny Baldwin steps down to pursue other projects.

Liz is a journalist with more than 25 years’ experience in home and lifestyle magazines. She comes to the role after 13 years at Australian House & Garden, where she was deputy editor and gardens editor. She is also a former editor of Country Style.

As a keen weekend gardener, Liz is a firm believer in the power of plants to enhance a home, create a sense of sanctuary, and reconnect us with nature.

Gardening Australia is such a beloved title, and I’m excited and honoured to be stepping into the editorship, continuing the amazing work done by Jenny and her team,” says Liz. “I look forward to nurturing the magazine into the future.”

Also departing at the end of June is horticultural editor, Phil Dudman. He is replaced by AB Bishop, a horticulturist, writer and author who has contributed to Gardening Australia magazine for many years.

“People have such a strong connection to this magazine, and I’m excited at the opportunity to play a role in curating this practical resource for Aussie gardeners,” says AB.

ABC Gardening Australia magazine has been produced for more than 30 years by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) as an extension of their long-running and award-winning television series. It has been published under licence by nextmedia for the past seven and a half years and during that time has gone from strength to strength, with circulation increasing by more than 25 per cent. It is Australia’s leading and most trusted gardening magazine.

Outgoing editor Jenny Baldwin says she is thrilled to be passing the magazine into such capable hands. “I know Liz and AB will do an outstanding job shaping and crafting this resource that delivers the advice gardeners need, when they need it. I’ll miss the team very much, but am looking forward to fresh challenges – and you’ll still see me popping up from time to time in the pages.”

Likewise, it’s not quite goodbye for Phil Dudman, who will continue as a regular contributor, particularly in his beloved Patch pages. He says, “It’s a good life in the garden, and I’ll never get tired of telling people about it!”

Arek Widawski
Managing Director