The Garden Rambles Story
Garden Rambles - the televison garden show
Garden Rambles - the televison garden show is our first born and best known broadcast product. This hour long, magazine-style garden show, hosted and produced by celebrity personality and organics guru Michael Self, first saw the light of day in 2000 as part of a Taranaki Millennium Project; Television Taranaki, Taranakis own regional TV station. The show quickly became the top rater.
The show's content is far reaching and embraces any postive land use so good cooking, garden make overs, cottage industries, horticultural products, new plants and whacky ideas for making the most of what you have got are woven in. Machinery and gadgets that add to the joy of gardening; both old and brand new regularly feature. The practical aspects of the show involve genuine "dirt under your fingernails stuff" along with triumphs, disappointments and a good laugh along the way. The show featured a wide range of quirky, rugged and delightful characters from across New Zealand as we share their stories. Since 2000 over 350 episodes of Garden Rambles have been produced and it has earnt a reputation as New Zealands favourite heartland television show.
Garden Rambles Productions - the Company
Garden Rambles the Company evolved out of the garden show as owner Michael Selfs purchased the production part of Television Taranaki and pursued a wider range of story telling and television production opportunities.
With gumboots and cameras within arms reach at all times, Michael leads the Garden Rambles team of location scouts, film crews and editors.