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Shirley Bovshow  

Garden Designer and Host of the "Garden Police"

Shirley Bovshow is an in-demand landscape designer in California as well as the designer/co-host of Garden Police formerly on the Discovery Home Channel. Shirley appears regularly on CBS, NBC, HGTV and USA networks as the gardening and landscape design expert, for The Early Show, In the Loop with iVillage, (formerly named “iVillage Live” during season one), Outer Spaces and Ready for the Weekend Movie, respectively.

Shirley currently hosts and produces an original online “vlog” series titled, Garden Center TV where she interviews the makers of garden lifestyle products and introduces them to her viewers. Shirley’s other vlog series, EdenMaker TV, covers Shirley’s “real world” landscape makeovers in Los Angeles. She refers to these segments as, “nosey neighbor updates.” With her creative designs and ingratiating personality, Shirley entertains and shares her expert knowledge with an authentic ease that makes this professional, a natural for television, radio and in live presentations. Shirley is an audiences' favorite and a rising star in home and garden and outdoor lifestyle television.

Viewers describe Shirley as “inspiring,”
“witty, “down to earth” and “full of life!”

Watch Shirley on the upcoming special, HGTV’s, “25 Biggest Landscaping Mistakes,” produced by City Lights Media on June 22, 2009. Also ahead for Shirley, producers for the CBS Rachel Ray Show were so impressed with Shirley’s on camera presence and personality, they have requested for her to be a special guest on the show as Rachel's “gardening buddy” sometime in the future.

Shirley’s energetic expertise has been translated on the airwaves on Martha Stewart Radio and as landscaping expert for the KRLA radio show, “Home Wizards” in Los Angeles.

A gifted speaker with an ability to put her audiences at ease and draw smiles from everyone, Shirley was a featured speaker in the Great American Gardeners Series at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival last April 2008. Shirley has been invited back for the 2009 festival and commissioned to design an original garden for Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center!

Infiltrating the blogosphere with her outdoor living and design savvy, Shirley’s blog The EdenMaker is featured on Gardenweb.com, Capessa.com, About.com, Sunset Magazine blog, FreshDirt.com, FineGardening.com, GardenDesign.com and is syndicated all over the internet. Shirley’s blog is linked to HGTV.com and other major garden lifestyle destinations.

In the fall of 2009, Shirley will launch an online garden television channel and garden bloggers network. Shirley’s goal is to unite the fragmented garden media industry by creating a platform that will consolidate garden video, podcasts, online magazine, newspaper and garden writers in one site. Shirley will be producing and hosting new garden video series for the online garden television channel.

As a landscaping industry professional, Shirley is a member of the
Association of Professional Landscape Designers and has served as the public relations representative for the organization’s Southern California chapter. Shirley’s is a certified professional in Landscape and Nursery Practices and is an active member of the Garden Writers Association. Before entering garden design, Shirley enjoyed a successful career in public relations and real estate. Shirley in a native of Los Angeles and is married with four children. She is first generation Honduran/American and speaks Spanish fluently.

Producers Buzz on Shirley Bovshow!

Diane Korman, Senior Producer for ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

" Shirley Bovshow is a dream to work with. Her outgoing personality and kindness puts everyone at ease. She is creative, sensible and easy to produce. I would recommend her as a top-shelf host for any entertainment TV show."

Adora English, Supervising Producer at NBC Universal

“Shirley brings an energy to a gardening segment that I've never witnessed in all my years of producing television. She lights up the stage, host, and cameras with her simple, user-friendly information that is ALWAYS entertaining with class and style!”

Readers Digest Magazine “Shirley is the 'Garden Goddess!”

Watch video clips of Shirley on YouTube.com/ShirleyBovshow See Shirley’s landscape designs at ShirleyBovshow.com Read Shirley’s Blog at EdenMakers.com

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