Kate Grace – YoungHort Australia – Founder 

Kate commenced studying Bachelor of Design/ Landscape Architecture at the University of Canberra in 2012 after finishing her Certificate 3 in Horticulture.

She was award the BBM Youth Support Award for Horticulture, after being nominated by the Australian institute of Horticulture in 2013. Kate travelled to the UK, Europe and Singapore learning about the industry in 2014.

She is now working with YoungHort Australia ambassadors to raise awareness of the Horticulture profession to young people

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Caitlin Sawyer – YoungHort Australian Ambassador

Caitlin has grown up within the Horticultural industry having many family members within the nursery trade, and has become immersed with plants and gardening      ever since. Subsequently she has developed a dedicated passion, especially for plant production and is studying a Bachelor of Horticulture at Charles Sturt University.

She is currently planning her trip abroad upon receipt of the Sir John Pagan scholarship for Horticulture in 2014/15.

Excited to be working as part of the YoungHort initiative, Caitlin hopes to positively promote Horticulture as a rewarding career for young people and illustrate the many diverse opportunities of an amazing career.


Kim Earl – YoungHort Australian Ambassador

Kim completed an apprenticeship in horticulture (Parks and Gardens) via studying at Swinburne University of Technology in 2013. She received The Best Apprentice Award for her second year and was chosen to represent Swinburne in the Achievable Gardens Category at Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS) 2012.

She is currently focusing on being an up and coming designer for Candeo Design in Melbourne and learning the value of creating good relationships with clients, contractors, suppliers and other members of the industry as a whole.

Previously working in other industries Kim now has her dream job and is passionate about helping further generations through the pathways of horticulture and the possibilities it has to offer.