Villa Silvio Pellico, Moncalieri, Turin, Italy - photo by John Patrick. A fine Neo-Gothic mansion (1870) with a Russell Page garden, arguably one of his three masterpieces. Visit this on Deryns' Garden tour in Italy. 2019.
Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore, Italy - photo by John Patrick. This is Count Carlo Borromeo's Isola Bella (1632), one of Italy's most extraordinary Baroque gardens. Visit this on Deryns' Garden tour in Italy. 2019
Visit inspiration places like the Japanese garden at Villa Melzi, You will have an opportunity to visit this on Deryns' Garden tour in Italy. 2019
Designer, Paul Bangay's Stonefields, Denver, Victoria. Visit this on Deryns' Garden tour in Victoria. 2019
The Garden Vineyard in Moorooduc. Visit this on Deryns' Garden tour in Victoria. 2019
The bog garden at Creux Baillot cottage garden in Jersey.
Deryn in front of an indoor floral display at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show.
Deryn first worked as a tour guide in the mid 1980s for Top Deck Travel, taking young people around Europe while sleeping, cooking and travelling on a double decker bus.
In the late 1990s Deryn started tour leading around Australia and overseas.
She has maintained her enthusiasm for new adventures and passion for sharing the travel experience, but these days prefers to explore the world of gardens, art and history in a little more comfort.
Over the next 18 months Deryn will be leading tours with ASA Cultural Tours (Australians Studying Abroad) to:
Gardens of Italy: The Italian Lakes, the Piedmont, Tuscany, Umbria & Rome
29 April - 21 May 2019 - Limited places - Only 3 Places Remaining
27 April – 19 May 2020 - Accepting bookings
This tour features exclusive visits to private gardens opened especially for ASA. They include garden masterpieces by Paolo Pejrone, Russell Page, Paolo Portoghesi and Pearson & Barfoot. Tour many of the gardens with the owners or designers and along the way enjoy delicious meals in the verdant surrounds of a number of private Tuscan and Umbrian villas.
Victoria's Private Gardens and their Designers:
23 March - 1 April 2019 - Only a couple of Places Remaining. Bookings closing soon
Visit some of Victoria's most beautiful gardens and meet the owners and the designers who created them, including Paul Bangay, Jim Fogarty, John Patrick and Prof Tim Entwisle.
A Taste of Tasmania: Spring Gardens, Cradle Mountain & Gourmet Delights:
16 - 26 Nov 2019 - Limited places
This tour explores the gardens, agricultural landscapes and natural scenery of Tasmania during spring, when the roses and peonies are blooming and the landscape is lush and green.
Aline, Mosman Park
Caroline, Mt Lawley