Food Gardens Travel – three endlessly fascinating subjects I’m lucky enough to have as the focus of my working life over a couple of decades.

On food – I’ve developed recipes, reviewed restaurants, interviewed producers and for years wrote a column about seasonal produce for the Sydney Morning Herald. I love to eat, and to cook, especially vegetables. My family calls me Queen of the Salad, a title of which I am inordinately proud.

On gardens – I’ve been writer, photographer and editor for magazines, books and newspapers in print and online. I currently write a regular column on gardens and gardening for Spectrum in the Sydney Morning Herald, and edit the Garden Clinic magazine. I garden in Sydney’s inner west, constantly tweaking to adapt to new influences, inspirations and plant loves.

On travel – my words and pictures have been published all over the place. I like finding new places, revisiting favourites and souveniring food and garden ideas. I prefer comfort to camping and if the food’s no good, there better be a great something else to make up for it.


On this site you’ll find some of the garden columns I have written for Spectrum in the Sydney Morning Herald, some seasonal shopping lists and a few other bits and pieces. For more garden words and pictures head to www.gardenclinic.com.

If you’re interested in finding out more about my work, check out my Linkedin profile.

And if you’d like to join me on a tour of gardens – with great food and wine on the side – check out the upcoming itineraries on the Travel with me page.

Follow me on Instagram @robinpowell60.



On copyright
Everything published  here is written by me and photographed by me, unless otherwise stated.
If you’d like to use one of my images on your private blog, let me know. I’m happy to share. If you’d like to use images on a commercial site, let me know. I’m happy to negotiate a fee.

On privacy
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On disclaimers
My point of view is my own and is not for sale. Where my experience has been paid for by someone other than me, I will let you know. Products I mention are mentioned only because I like and use them.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Leonie Barton says:

    Dear Robin, I recently read your article in the SMH as I do every weekend (Naturally Noteworthy) and following up, came across it here again in your blog. I too am working towards that journal book on my garden, in my case it is more to pass along to my daughter, should she either inherit my garden or at least my love of being in the green. I am lucky enough that as I work at home (as an illustrator), I am able to lunch amongst my cuttings that have gone on to populate my garden and I get to sketch and paint them when time allows. As one that dreams of the elusive beautiful journal, I am extending the painted thumb to the green thumb, and if you ever need some help or advice on executing those pictures for your garden journal, you are welcome to get in contact. Persist with your journal – don’t wait for it to be perfect, I wasted a lot of life waiting for perfect. Done is better than perfect. I hope this note finds you well. Regards Leonie

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