Brendan Moar

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Brendan Moar

Brendan Moar loves his job. As one of Australia’s best television presenters he brings to his on screen work a diverse professional background including photography, writing, acting and landscape architecture. This diversity gives his work on The LifeStyle Channel’s series “Home”, “Moar Gardening” and now “Dry Spell Gardening” an edge that is obvious in every episode.

Brendan was thrilled with the opportunity presented by the last two series of “Dry Spell Gardening”. “The environment situation is simply a reflection of today’s reality and something we all have to adapt to. This series is purely my approach, my take on the subject,” said Brendan.

“Beautiful garden spaces that are in sync with you and your local environment keep us connected to each other and conscious of the part we all play in taking care of the planet.”

Growing up in the regional New South Wales town of Armidale, Brendan moved to Sydney to pursue a career as a photographer. Somewhere along the way, his plans shifted and he made the move to University of NSW to study Landscape Architecture. Upon graduating he took up a position with international design firm, Hassell. After working for the firm for three years he found the desire to try his hand at performing too great and landed a role in the Disney theatre/musical, “Beauty and the Beast”. However, Brendan’s acting career was just an aside to his true loves: gardening and design.

Juggling both careers for a time, an opportunity soon arose with The LifeStyle Channel who was looking for a landscape architect for a new series. Brendan’s love of visual communication, the desire to entertain and his great love of the environment suddenly rolled into one job, or as Brendan says, “It was like all the parts of me came together.”

Brendan has been with The LifeStyle Channel for over ten years and has twice been voted Favourite Male Subscription Television Presenter at the ASTRA Awards. Brendan’s work includes the series “By Design”; three specials, “Brendan’s Green Gift”, “Future Gardens” and “Future Homes”; over 60 episodes of Home; two series of his own program, “Moar Gardening”; and six episodes of travel series, “Postcards from Home”.

Brendan has also written extensively for Inside Out magazine and is their gardening editor. His first book, “Grounded”, is the companion book to the “Moar Gardening” television series.

In 2011 Brendan published his second book “Green” and moved to Network Ten as host of “The Renovators”. On hosting “The Renovators”, Brendan states “Everything about this show is exciting, the size and scale which hits you first and foremost, but more importantly taking the world of building, designing and renovating and putting it centre stage. It’s going to change the way we all think about renovating. I couldn’t be more excited to be involved with such a groundbreaking show.”