Jason Hodges has been working with gardens his entire life. With a bricklayer father, an older brother who is a horticulturalist and two older sisters who are florists, it's probably inevitable that Jason chose to pursue a career in landscaping.
He completed Landscape Horticulture and Construction at Ryde TAFE, NSW, and enjoyed the course so much that he later taught the same course at the very same TAFE.
Jason's love of gardening and outdoor activities has also allowed him to expand into a media career. Most viewers would know Jason from his five-year stint as the resident landscaper on the successful Channel 7 series Auction Squad and, more recently, on Better Homes & Gardens, and on Channel Seven. In 2014, Better Homes and Gardens won a record 12th Silver Logie for Australia's Most Popular Lifestyle Program.
Jason is a four-time Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS) Gold medallist. In May 2012, he went to the UK to build the only ‘Australian Garden’ entry in collaboration with Fleming’s Nurseries for the Royal Horticultural Society’s prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. The team, led by Jason, collected the Silver Gilt medal – the show’s second highest honour – for designing the Australian-themed garden. It was their eighth medal in eight years.
Jason undertakes all scales of landscaping, from concept to design, construction through to maintenance in both residential and commercial properties. His services include garden renovations, lawn and turf establishment as well as virtually waterless irrigation systems.