From television screens Australia-wide to the Brisbane Reno + Design Show Conversation Stage, please welcome, Charlie Albone!
Tickets are on sale now | Words by Danielle Grover
We are brimming with excitement to be able to welcome Charlie Albone to the Reno + Design Show this Saturday August 29th.
With no need for past renovation experience, you can join Charlie Albone and the community of renovators, artisans, and tradespeople for two days of interactive workshops, educational talks, stunning display spaces, and loads of free samples from our local partners! You will have the opportunity to meet some of Brisbane’s best designers and tradespeople as well as spot the latest and greatest in home innovation. Join us as we showcase the incredible businesses shaping Queensland.
It has been a massive year for landscaper and television presenter, Charlie Albone and it’s still only February! After recently being confirmed as Better Homes and Gardens’ new landscaper, alongside the likes of Johanna Griggs, Adam Dovile, Dr Harry Cooper, Tara Dennis, and “Fast Ed” Halmagyi; audiences cannot wait to see his Channel 7 debut.
‘It’s a show I can remember watching when I first came to Australia 20 years ago… to be asked to be part of it seems crazy but it’s an experience I’m loving,’ Charlie said on Instagram. ‘I’ll be focusing on all things gardens… the first makeover is an absolute cracker.’
After coming to Australia on a working visa, Charlie fell in love with the Australian way of life. He had migrated from the UK, where he had worked for many landscaping companies just by learning on the job. It was only after enrolling in formal horticultural education on Australian shores, however, that his passion for exterior design metamorphosed into his own landscaping company, Inspired Exteriors. It was during this time, that he had also been advised about a brand-new television show searching for a talented and charismatic landscaper to host. In no time at all, Foxtel producers realised that affable Charlie perfectly fit the bill.
Throughout his successful twelve-year television career, Charlie has worked his way into the hearts of many keen Australian landscapers. He first made his way onto Australian television screens appearing on Foxtel’s The Lifestyle Channel as Selling Houses Australia’s resident landscaper. Charlie has since appeared on a slew of other Lifestyle Channel shows including The Party Garden, Charlie and the Flower Show and Chelsea’s Greatest Garden.
Charlie has received numerous accolades for his landscaping work. In 2015 and 2016, he was the proud recipient of silver-gilt medals at the Chelsea Flower Shows in London. Following this in 2018, he was also awarded AILDM and LNA awards for the ‘Best Design and Construction of the Year.’ Charlie was also one of only seven international designers selected to design a garden for the Beijing horticultural expo in 2019.
After twelve years of backyard transformations and awards held in high esteem, it was hardly surprising when he caught the eye of Channel 7’s execs. 2020 will officially be his inaugural year as the landscaping host of Australia’s number one lifestyle show, Better Homes and Gardens.
Catch him onstage in his two scheduled conversations and, not only that, find him hanging out in the Meeting Zone afterwards! If you’ve ever wanted to meet Charlie, ask him a landscaping question, take a selfie or shake his hand, you won’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity.
Keep an eye on our weekly newsletters to discover exactly what time you’ll be able to find talented landscaper and television personality, Charlie Albone, at the Brisbane Reno + Design Show.