The Garden Hustle is the gardening show that gives everyone a go, no matter how green their thumb.
Jam-packed with creative garden, courtyard and balcony makeovers, The Garden Hustle makes gardening accessible for everyday Australians with plenty of tips, tricks and inspiration to help spruce up their own outdoor areas.
Hosted by quick-witted garden lovers Lisa McCune and Dave Franklin, and their expert dog, Robin the boxer, this quirky garden show follows ambitious homeowners, renters and unit dwellers on their journey to turn their tired spaces into garden oases.
Each episode features a new duo as they take their dream garden plan from Pinterest to real-life perfection. Expect a mix of mess, chaos, laughs and tears as the hobby gardeners race against the clock to make over their space with their supplies provided.
With a lot of passion and effort, and a little help from the team to catch the odd stumble, the occupants will hustle in hopes of receiving the ultimate lick of approval from resident pooch Robin.
Lisa McCune is one of Australia’s most popular and successful screen and theatre actors, earning an impressive collection of awards celebrating her performances, including four Gold Logies for Most Popular Personality on Australian television.
Lisa recently starred on stage in the lead role of Conor McPherson’s Girl from the Country, which earned her a nomination for Best Performance in a Leading Role in a Musical at the 2022 Sydney Theatre Awards. Lisa can be heard narrating the 9 Network’s groundbreaking series Big Miracles.
After graduating from WAAPA, Lisa landed the role of Maggie Doyle in the police drama, Blue Heelers, which went on to become one of the most popular and enduring programs on Australian television making Lisa a household name. During her years at the Seven Network, Lisa played the lead role in The Potato Factory, based on Bryce Courtney’s novel and fronted crime series Forensic Investigators.
Recent television credits include the Network Ten comedy series How to Stay Married, the ABC series’ The Ex-PM, The Warriors and miniseries The Divorce: The Soap Opera. Her other television credits include It’s a Date opposite Peter Helliar for which she received an AACTA Award nomination for Best Performance in a Television Comedy, Network Ten’s drama Reef Doctors which she co-produced, telemovie Blood Brothers, Rake, Sea Patrol for which she received a Silver Logie Award nomination for Most Popular Actress, Tripping Over, Two Twisted, MDA, telemovie Hell Has Harbour Views for which she received a Silver Logie Award nomination for Most Outstanding Actress.
On-stage, Lisa has starred in the Australian tour of The Sound of Music, followed by her Green Room Award-winning performance as Sally Bowles in Cabaret. Sellout seasons at the Sydney Opera House of South Pacific and The King and I, as well as productions for the Melbourne and Sydney State Theatre Companies.
A garden lover, Lisa is thrilled to be co-hosting with Dave Franklin and meeting passionate participants, tackling big projects in a short period of time.
Dave Franklin is the owner of The Franklin Group, Australia’s leading boutique landscapers and swimming pool builders.
He has over 35 years of experience in designing and constructing beautiful landscapes and pools and is a multi-award-winning landscaper with over 27 titles in his career to date.
Dave is now also one of Australia’s favourite, down-to-earth TV personalities, appearing on many landscape, renovation and design shows.
He is thrilled to be working alongside Lisa McCune and Robin as he provides advice and tips to participants in bringing their dream landscapes to life, whilst having a lot of fun along the way.
ROBIN THE BOXER
Born in Victoria in a large litter, Robin left home at a young age with stars in his eyes and a strong desire to combine his two passions of sniffing and acting. Through a chance meeting with his current manager, he was introduced to the world of television, where he discovered his true talent. Robin’s favourite colour is green and in his free time he enjoys rolling in the grass, running like the wind and socialising with friends in the park. He believes that humans are often held back by their inability to conceive of a possibility, which is why he loves being part of The Garden Hustle – so much possibility. One day he hopes to design his own perfect backyard.
Husband and wife, Thanh Hai and Yen, embark on a 48-hour makeover, turning their front yard into a formal garden filled with flavoursome plants for cooking and brewing. Lisa catches up with a father-son duo as they hustle to create an alfresco in an unused courtyard in just one day. And Dave meets garden enthusiast AJ for a greenhouse tour.