Group photo from the 2015 Melbourne Flower and Garden Show and Ballarat tour.
Deryn in front of an indoor floral display at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show.
Visit inspiration places like the Japanese garden at Villa Melzi, Italy on Deryn's garden tours.
Displays at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show provide lots of inspiration for home gardens.
Charlie Albone's garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2016
The Garden Vineyard in Moorooduc, visited on Deryn's tour to see the best gardens and designers in Victoria.
Since the late 1990ies Deryn has led cultural and garden tours around Australia and overseas.
While the tours take in some of the world’s most spectacular gardens, Deryn’s passion for food, history and culture are all part of the experience.
Deryn first worked as a tour guide in the mid 1980s for Top Deck Travel, taking young people around Europe on a double decker bus. The group travelled, cooked, slept (not much) and partied on the bus..... fuelled by the energy of youth.
She has maintained her enthusiasm for new adventures and passion for sharing the travel experience, but these days prefers to explore the world in comfort.
Travelrite International tours:
- New Zealand Garden Cruise
aboard five-star Celebrity Solstice:
30 October to November 12, 2017
ASA Cultural Tours (Australians Studying Abroad) tours:
Victoria’s Private Gardens and their Designers:
17 – 26 March 2018
Visit some of Victoria’s most beautiful gardens and meet the owners and the designers who created them.
Natural Landscapes & Gardens of the Channel Islands: Jersey, Guernsey, Herm, Burhou & Sark
25 May – 7 June 2018
Travel in spring when clifftops are covered with wildflowers and subtropical gardens burst with colour. Thisunique tour visits five of the Channel Islands and features local experts who will explore each island's distinctive history, culture, geography and wildlife.
Gardens, Villages & Châteaux of Normandy and Brittany
1 September – 21 September 2018
This tour celebrates the lovely gardens, agricultural landscapes, delicious local produce, great monuments & exquisite, unspoilt small villages of two of France's most beautiful and historic regions: Normandy and Brittany.
A Taste of Tasmania: Spring Gardens, Cradle Mountain & Gourmet Delights:
17 Nov – 27 Nov 2018
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.
Regards, Lynne, Fremantle
The choice of hotels was fantastic and the schedule suited me perfectly, it was neither too rushed nor too slow.
You managed everything in such a relaxed and friendly way that it felt like we were a group of friends travelling together rather than an 'organised tour'.
I have already recommended your tours to my friends who had no idea a tour that
took in gardens would include so many other interesting sites."
Aline, Mosman Park
Since I moved to live in Melbourne permanently I have been to see as many great Victorian gardens as I could whilst my knees still allow the walking around, so I have recently seen some magnificent ones. However I think you had chosen the best.
My sincere thanks for the planning, knowledge and commitment you put into our
tour. You are an excellent tour guide, good with a group and not intrusive, and it was
a very happy week indeed."
Caroline, Mt Lawley