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Community Recognition Statement – Professor Ronald Bartsch AM

11 Feb 2021

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr Graham Alastair Ross AM, an Epping constituent and Beecroft local for being made a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Australia Day honours list, for significant service to the broadcast media, particularly to horticulture, and to the community.

Graham is a well-known media personality, with a career spanning many decades as a radio broadcaster and television gardening presenter.


In 2011, Graham was presented with the prestigious Gold Veitch Memorial Media from the Royal Horticultural Society in London by HRH Princess Alexandra on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen for his lifelong contribution to the advancement of the art, science and practice of horticulture. Graham was only the fourth Australian to receive this medal since its creation by Queen Victoria in 1870.


Graham has been with Channel Seven for more than thirty years, having spent most of that time presenting Australia’s top ranking lifestyle show, Better Homes and Gardens. He has presented over 900 episodes.

In 2015 Graham was instrumental in the establishment of the Australian Garden Council.


Thank you Graham, for your contribution to this important field, and congratulations again.


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