Leaders, Lecturers & Tour Managers

Jim Fogarty

Jim Fogarty is an award-winning landscape designer and gardening media personality based in Melbourne. A graduate of Burnley Horticultural College (University of Melbourne), Jim has twice presented at the Chelsea Flower Show in London as well as successfully exhibiting in the USA, Singapore and Japan. His many awards include a gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011, Gold & Best in Show at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2014, the award for Best Design at the 2009 World Garden Competition in Japan, and Gold and Best in Show at the 2011 Gardening World Cup, Japan.

Jim is the current National President of the Horticultural Media Association of Victoria. He has written for the Melbourne Age newspaper and was a contributor for Burke’s Backyard Magazine in Australia for 10 years until its closure in 2013. In 2006 he wrote the garden design chapter in the 42nd Edition of the Yates Garden Guide, which continues to be republished.

Jim runs a successful company in Melbourne designing residential gardens. Project sizes range from small front gardens and outdoor rooms to coastal gardens and larger estates. His work has enabled him to travel extensively throughout Asia, the USA and Europe.

Best in Show

  • RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2014
  • Gardening World Cup, Nagasaki, Japan 2011
  • Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2005
  • Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2003

Award for Design Excellence

  • World Garden Competition, Japan 2009
  • Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2006
  • Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2003
  • Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2002

Award for Horticultural Excellence

  • Singapore Garden Festival 2014
  • Singapore Garden Festival 2010
  • Singapore Garden Festival 2006 (Royal Horticultural Society)

Award for Excellence

  • EcoGeo 2013 Suncheon City, South Korea

Award for Best Construction

  • Gardening World Cup, Nagasaki, Japan 2010

Presidents Award

  • Putrajaya Flora, Malaysia 2010

Gold Medals

  • Philadelphia Flower Show 2015
  • Singapore Garden Festival 2014
  • RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2014
  • Australian Garden Show, Sydney 2013
  • Gardening World Cup, Nagasaki, Japan 2011
  • Chelsea Flower Show, London 2011
  • Singapore Garden Festival 2010
  • World Garden Competition, Japan 2009
  • Singapore Garden Festival 2008
  • Singapore Garden Festival 2006
  • Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2006
  • Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2005
  • Sydney in Bloom 2003
  • Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2003
  • Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2002

Silver-Gilt Medal

  • Chelsea Flower Show, London 2004

Silver Medal

  • ECOGEO 2013 Suncheon, South Korea
  • Gardening World Cup, Nagasaki, Japan 2010
  • Sydney in Bloom 2005
  • Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2004

Industry Awards

  • Australian Institute of Horticulture Award of Merit 2014