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.

Robin Powell

Robin Powell is a writer with years of experience reporting on the good things in life. She has been a garden editor, travel journalist, recipe developer, wine writer, restaurant reviewer and honey judge and is the garden columnist for Spectrum in The Sydney Morning Herald, with a broad brief to report on the intersections of nature and culture. She is also the fresh-produce writer for Harris Farm Markets’ new Market magazine. Robin recently completed a degree in art history and divides her time between her garden in Sydney and the beautiful beaches of the NSW south coast. Her wide knowledge, infectious enthusiasm and great sense of fun make Robin a popular tour leader.



“Robin was really excellent. She gave a lot of her time, shared her knowledge and was always very helpful, patient and pleasant.”
Flora D.  |  Private Gardens of the NSW Central Coast, 2021


“Robin is a gem – always enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. I look forward to doing another tour with her.”
Marilyn B.  |  Private Gardens of the NSW Central Coast, 2021