TV gardener Tino Carnevale, and his partner Joi Heald, welcomed their first child four weeks ago, and named their daughter Eden Matilda. Although Eden Carnevale’s name seems very appropriate for a gardener’s daughter, Tino says they weren’t trying to give her a garden-themed name – it was just a name on their shortlist they both liked.
Tino is the Tasmanian presenter for ABC’s Gardening Australia, and teaches gardening skills in several different forums. He conducts accredited training courses at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, works with the local Aboriginal Cultural Centre, teaches school students through the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program, is a patron of the Tasmanian Weed Society, and gives regular talks to local gardening groups. Joi is a cartoonist and illustrator.