Ken Beattie
by Ken Beattie


Ken Beattie has hosted a number of gardening-related programs for WTN.

Ken is currently working with the Canadian Wildlife Federation and is also the author of an informative gardening book series.

January 25, 2005

Media Exposure

Current - Assiniboine Park Horticulturist

Winnipeg Assiniboing Park -

Past Television host/ Producer "Get Growing" on WTN national distribution
"The Earth's Garden" - Australia, Philippines, North America.
"Vineline" - Access 7 Sask
The Herbal Primer - WTN
Green Thumb Gardening - WTN, PBS
What on Earth - CBC national

Regular contributor

Canadian Gardener CBC national
Midday - CBC nationally

Radio Host

Ground Rulz 60 minute call in


Time For Growing ISBN 0-929035-12-7
Trowel Tips ISBN 1-894022-52-1
Ken Beattie's Gardening Journal ISBN 1-894022-X

Magazine Contributor

1998 Gardening Life National Magazine - contributor
1998 Canadian Living National Magazine - regional story
1997 Reader's Digest 1001 Hints For Your Garden - contributor
1997 Canadian Gardening National Magazine - regular column
1995 - 1996 Gardens West National Magazine - regular column
1993 - 1998 Regina Leader Post Newspaper - regular column
1997 - Manitoba Gardener - regular column


Non Profit Organizations receive special rates


An engaging, enthusiastic and intelligent speaker, Beattie has presented on seven continents. During the frigid Canadian winters he often lectures aboard luxury cruise lines with exotic ports of call in South America, Africa, the Mediterranean and the South Pacific. A professional horticulturist for over 25 years, with 14 years of television experience, his presentations at horticultural shows range from Toronto's Canada Blooms, the BC and many other home and garden show to University education series.


Presentations by Ken Beattie are custom tailored to fit themes or requests by the booking party. His immense range of topics can have the audience experience the depths of the Amazon jungle, the inner workings of a gardening TV production or creating a holiday garden gift. Presentations are a maximum 60 minutes with Q& A to follow


In order to secure dates, requests for speaking engagements should be made at least two months in advance.

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