Up close and personal with Jane Griffiths, author of Jane’s Delicious Garden | SA Garden and Home
Last updated on 20 October 2016

We chat to organic gardening expert and author of Jane’s Delicious Garden (Sunbird Publishers), Jane Griffiths about gardening trends, her guilty pleasures and more

Describe what you do in a few short sentences
I juggle being a television producer, a gardener, an author, a traveller and an artist.

If you weren’t any of the above what would you be?

What has been the highlight of your career?
A toss up between spending nine months in South East Asia travelling and filming and the moment I held my first book, Jane’s Delicious Garden, in my hands.

Your guilty pleasure?
My three Bs: a beer, a good book and a bag of chips.

What current gardening trend is your favourite?
The popularity of people growing their own organic food.jane-griffiths-in-the-garden

If you could do one thing to lift a garden, what would it be?
Add edible flowers and productive herbs – which also look beautiful.

What are you working on right now?
A television commercial, an update of Jane’s Delicious Garden and a painting of reflections on water.

What’s the best thing you ever bought?
Our house and its garden, it’s my oasis and sanctuary.

What’s your indispensable tool/accessory/gadget?
Knowledge. You can buy as many gadgets as you like but without knowledge, very few of them will be much use.

What’s your dream project?
To do a travel series exploring food and edible gardens around the world.

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