Garden 21 Trevor Gifford Rose Garden

I’ve been away again.

I’ve been away again. But the best kind of away.  I put on one of my favourite hats to do my job as a Botanical Tour Guide for Botanica World Discoveries.  I hosted a bus load of garden tourists across New Zealand over two back-to-back tours.  Firstly, it was the NZ Taranaki Garden Spectacular and Private Gardens Tour followed by the NZ Private Gardens and … Continue reading I’ve been away again.

Trip to Flinders - leaving NZ

Jumping the Ditch

I’ve been away – not for long, but just long enough to soak in a few days of someone else’s summer, which was a lot better than ours.   I got away to Flinders, outside of Melbourne for three days for all things gardening, hanging out with my fellow Botanical Guides from the fab tour company Botanica World Discoveries.  It is a privilege to be counted … Continue reading Jumping the Ditch

I didn’t intend to leave you so long

There has been a lot going on since I last chatted with you.   Just re-reading my last post, brought back all the feels – the nerves, the determination, the long, long list of things to do, and the excitement.  There was so much ahead and a lot of it was unknown.  But now it is all behind me and I look back and wonder how … Continue reading I didn’t intend to leave you so long