Colin Barlow has extensive media experience across many areas including television, radio, magazines, newspapers and video.


Colin has appeared on many television shows beginning in 1999 on Postcards and the Channel Nine News for his outstanding Central Display and Show Garden at The Perth Flower and Garden Show located on The Esplanade.  His creative flair and talents were then on display as the ‘garden makeover specialist’ on the local lifestyle show on Channel Nine, Perth Style.

Colin is currently presenting Gardening @ Home, the gardening segment on ‘Home in WA’ shown on Saturdays on Channel 7 Perth and telecast state-wide on the Golden West Network. This dedicated segment for West Australian home gardeners began in 2005 and has developed a strong following with the viewers. His three daughters have appeared in several segments over the years, demonstrating how children can make a valuable contribution to gardening.

Check out the latest segment via our link

Gardening @ Home is a specialised segment within the very successful local television series, Home in WA. Shown on Channel Seven Perth at the regular time slot of 4:30pm on Saturday, it is also telecast state-wide on the Golden West Network (GWN).

Presented by Colin Barlow and Karin Pearson, Gardening @ Home provides consistent, expert advice for both new and experienced gardeners with a focus on sustainability including waterwise garden practices suited to West Australian conditions. This year there will be some great competitions that can save you money and help the environment at the same time.  Gardening @ Home will also show you how to grow your own delicious veggies and herbs, you can even get your kids or grandchildren to give you a hand. Some of the latest and most innovative gardening products and gadgets will be showcased to get you all excited about your garden.

So next time you are looking for some great gardening ideas watch Gardening @ Home on ‘Home in WA’, Saturday’s at 4:30pm on Channel 7. Hope to see you there and say hello!  Don’t forget to go to for further information on the show.

If you are interested in getting your product or garden on the show this year call………

Colin has also appeared on Today Tonight in 2010 and had a ‘starring role’ on the Telethon panel in November where his ‘pole dancing skills’ were also on display.

Colin’s three daughters are following the ‘gardening path’ presenting gardening segments for kids at garden shows including the Melbourne international Flower and Garden Show, Garden Week and on television as the ‘Gardening Gang’ on ‘Home in WA’ on Channel Seven and ‘Totally Wild’ on Channel Ten.


Colin has written numerous articles on a wide range of gardening topics over the years including ‘The West Australian Gardener’ magazine where Colin was the special features writer from 2002 until 2007. He has also previously a written text books used at Challenger Institute of Technology.

His work has also been featured in a number of publications including:

  • The West Australian Gardener Magazine
  • Australian Horticulture
  • The Nursery Manager
  • Backyard Design Ideas
  • Homes and Living
  • Insite magazine
  • Builders Choice magazine

Colin’s three daughters are following the ‘gardening path’ currently writing kids gardening segments for ‘The Garden Clinic’ magazine and previously for ‘The West Australian Gardener’ magazine.

The Garden Clinic Club publishes the beautiful ‘Garden Clinic’ which is journal filled with colourful photographs, great practical gardening advice and tips with room to jot down your own gardening notes and observations!  By joining Australia’s largest gardening club you will receive four journals per year, discounts on plants, access to a 7 days a week garden  helpline, travel discounts, free garden classes, show bags and garden gift packs as well as access to the ‘members only’ section of  Call 1300 133 100 for further information.


Colin currently writes a monthly gardening column for ‘The Have A’ Go News’ a local newspaper for “Over 45’s”. His column provides practical gardening advice and information in an easy to read, humorous and interesting way. Information on local WA gardening events and new releases is also included. If you have any information on a local gardening event or product, send it to for inclusion in the next edition.

His work has also been featured in a number of publications including:

  • The West Australian newspaper
  • Sunday Times newspaper
  • The Melbourne ‘Age’


Colin is a much sought after radio gardening guest due to his expert knowledge of all things horticultural and has been interviewed on several occasions on 6PR, the ABC and Curtin Radio.  Colin has also occasionally presented the gardening show ‘Let’s Talk Gardening’ on Curtin FM radio.


Colin has a number of videos of his gardening segment televised each Saturday.  Called ‘Gardening @ Home’ on ‘Home in WA’, Channel 7 Perth.  Previous segments of Perth Style on Channel Nine are also available.  These can be watched by following the link

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