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.

Jennie Chapman

Jennie Chapman has had an affirming career in history and heritage and ‘a passion for horticulture’.

After studying horticulture at Burnley Horticultural College, Melbourne University and following many years living in Melbourne running an art gallery, Jennie returned to Tasmania and commenced a long career with the National Trust.

Jennie recently ‘retired’ and, with her husband Stephen, commenced the emergence of Blenheim Gallery and Garden near Longford in northern Tasmania. At their home, purchased over 20 years ago, Jennie and Stephen have developed the internal formal gardens, orchard and topiary hedges to complement the intact hedgerow and deciduous trees nurtured by former owners Mr and Mrs Harley Smith.