Sophie Thomson is Gardening Australia's presenter in South Australia, a garden consultant, writer and speaker. As well as presenting for the popular ABC TV show, and writing for Gardening Australia magazine, Sophie has written or contributed to several books and writes the weekly gardening column for the Sunday Mail and the Weekender Herald. Sophie lives at Hamlyn Cottage, a 1.5-hectare property in the Adelaide Hills, with her family and a menagerie of animals including a dog, cats, geese, chooks, and ducks. She has developed a sustainable organic garden with a large vegie patch, more than 100 fruit trees and what she hopes one day will be a breathtaking, climate-compatible, ornamental garden. Sophie opens the garden to thousands of visitors several times a year.