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.

Sandy Pratten

Sandy Pratten has been director of her own Landscape Design business for the past 30 years and trained at Ryde College of Horticulture. She lived 20 years in rural NSW, but now lives in Sydney. She is a guide at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and has lectured and written about horticulture for 20 years. Passionate about travelling and exploring new landscapes and a professional artist, she is interested in the sense of place in a country and the culture as a whole which contributes to the land use. She has taken several garden tours to India, China, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Cuba, Sicily and Malta for Foundation & Friends.


Current Tours:

Gardens of South Africa  |  03–17 October 2017 (15 days)

Country Gardens of New Zealand  |  25 October – 08 November 2017 (15 days)