Michael Keelan is SALife’s homes and gardening guru and arguably South Australia’s foremost media horticultural expert, Michael writes for SALife Magazine and also presents a weekly radio show on 5AA. On SALife TV each week Michael will travel the state to showcase unique homes and gardens, delve into renovation trends and offer a bit of friendly advice to viewers. Each month Michael will also present his “Garden Diary” with information on what to do, what to plant and plenty of practical advice for South Australian gardeners.

 Featured Videos




Protea World

This week Michael Keelan focuses on Proteacea - he heads off to visit a fabulous flower farm down south where visitors can select plants and cut flowers from an amazing collection.

Barossa Nursery / May Garden Diary

Michael Keelan takes a look around the Barossa Nursery at Nuriootpa. It’s recently been voted as Australia’s best group garden centre!

Water Gardens

Michael Keelan takes a look at a variety of water plants and how you can easily create a water garden at your home. Michael also runs viewers through a list of jobs to do in the garden now that it’s August.

Serenity Nursery at Murray Bridge

Michael Keelan discovers a garden of hidden treasures at Serenity Nursery in Murray Bridge, a Garden Centre with a wonderful mix of old and new, including incredible life size sculptures of horses, lions and hippos!

 Open Gardens


Mandalay: An inspiring Adelaide Hills Garden

From a paddock to a paradise, Michael Keelan discovers an inspiring Adelaide Hills garden.

'Glenalta' Open Garden at Stirling

Michael looks at the last minute preparations at 'Glenalta' in the Adelaide Hills before the garden welcomes visitors in Autumn for Open Gardens SA

Seafield Open Garden

Michael Keelan finds a serene oasis in the suburbs

Tickle Tank

Michael Keelan takes a look around ‘Tickle Tank’, the water tank that became a cosy home in the Adelaide Hills.

 Special Interest


Roses For a Reason

Michael Keelan investigates some blooming good reasons to give the gift of a rose.

Community Gardens - The new 'Plot on the Block'

There’s an exciting new ‘plot on the block’ on Park Terrace at Bowden. Michael Keelan catches up with keen community gardener Chris Pietsch to take a look around.

Shady Characters - Low light Plants!

Michael Keelan visits a garden that makes the most out of its shade.

The Art of Garden Lighting

Michael Keelan learns more about the art of lighting up your landscape.



Xmas Gifts for Gardeners

Michael Keelan finds a host of gift ideas for garden lovers to find under the tree.

Stylish Outdoor Living Ideas

Michael Keelan takes a look at a number of smart and stylish ideas to transform your outdoor space.

State Flora Nursery - Belair National Park

Michael Keelan takes a look around State Flora. A nursery with with a difference... open to the public most of the year round it specialises in Australian native trees and shrubs.

Diggers Garden Shop

Briony Hume visits Diggers Garden Shop within the Botanic Gardens and finds a cornucopia of seeds, books, tools and treats. A one stop-shop for green thumbs!



Living Gifts - Great Ideas For Christmas!

Michael Keelan has some inspiring ideas to create living gifts in time for Christmas. Think outside the box and you never know what you’ll come up with!

A Touch of the Tropics!

Michael Keelan visits a lush suburban backyard garden that’s testament to the idea of creating a tropical look for a temperate garden.

Growing Courtyard Tomatoes

You don’t have to have a big backyard to grow tomatoes, in fact as Michael Keelan explains it’s easy to grow tasty tomatoes in the smallest of spaces.

2016 October Garden Diary

Michael talks through some of the nursery plants that have caught his eye this Spring and which will work best for our climate.