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.

Lorna Vallely

Lorna Vallely is a renowned garden designer who grew-up in County Kildare, Ireland, where she was surrounded by large, rambling gardens. After moving to Australia in 1986 she settled on a property near Crookwell on the Southern Tablelands of NSW where she inherited a large country garden. Lorna obtained a degree in Environmental Horticulture at Charles Sturt University and has designed mainly large, country gardens as well as regularly writing garden articles for the Crookwell Gazette. She was Chairperson of the inaugural Crookwell Garden Festival in 2015 and continues to design gardens in Ireland under her Ground Designs banner.


Current Tours:

Gardens of the Emerald Isle  |  June 2021 (13 days)