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.
Genevieve Jacobs has been a prize-winning newspaper journalist as well as a freelance writer for gardening and fine arts magazines, covering topics principally on history and design, and since 2017 has been a Board Member of the Canberra International Music Festival. Among Genevieve’s interests are the arts, gardens, the environment, history and politics. She loves hearing people’s stories and spent more than a decade as a presenter with ABC Radio. Genevieve was a co-ordinator for Australia’s Open Garden scheme for several years and has also lectured widely on artists and their gardens, exploring the links between a strong visual aesthetic and surrounding landscape.
‘‘I would be very happy to tour with Genevieve again – she was wonderful.’’
Mandy H. | Private Gardens of the National Capital 2020
‘’Genevieve was an excellent tour leader with good knowledge, organisational skills and leadership. She had empathy, great charm and showed such interest in us.’’
Gisela W. | Japanese Gardens, Art and Architecture 2019
“Professional, knowledgeable and efficient!”
Robert Y. | Canberra International Music Festival 2019
“Genevieve was a super Tour Leader! She was interesting and enthusiastic, plus she organised special guests for her morning talks.”
Vicki M. | Canberra International Music Festival 2018
“Genevieve was fantastic, very knowledgeable on history & horticulture and had obviously done a lot of research. Her sense of humour and interesting presentations were much appreciated. She had a good rapport with the coach drivers which made for a smooth itinerary and lively atmosphere. I would love to do another tour with her as leader.”
Helen S. | Great Gardens of Scotland 2018
“Genevieve was first-rate. Charming, efficient and very informative.”
Mary M. | Paradise Gardens of Persia 2018