Our Tour Leaders

All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.

Helen Young

Horticulturist, garden writer, presenter and author, Helen Young has led more than 20 garden tours internationally, visiting destinations such as France, England, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Morocco, Germany and Japan, and more locally Western Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. She is well known for her weekly columns in The Weekend Australian over the last 17 years, and as House and Garden magazine’s garden writer for more than 10 years. Sydneysiders know her as a long-term regular expert on ABC 702’s Saturday morning gardening program, but she also runs her own successful horticulture business. Her experience and enthusiasm for all things garden make her a popular garden tour host.


Current Tours:

Gardens of the Amalfi Coast, Sicily and Malta  |  04–19 June 2018 (16 days)

Singapore Garden Festival  |  20–25 July 2018 (6 days)

Gardens of New Zealand  |  19 October – 02 November 2018 (15 days)