Lectures & Events

Introducing New Tour Leader: Deryn Thorpe

1 Apr 2017
  • Melbourne


Take an entertaining romp through the pages of garden history with ASA Tour Leader Deryn Thorpe. Join us for an afternoon lecture, followed by refreshments.

Date: Saturday 1 April 2017

Time: 2.00pm – Refreshments to follow


Deryn-ThorpeDeryn Thorpe presents an entertaining lecture on how a selection of roses have been named after historical figures. Using historical letters, poetry, diary entries and beautiful rose images, this irreverent lecture explores the lives of some well-known people and the roses named after them. The lecture will appeal to anyone who enjoys gardens, history and the simple pleasure of some good stories well told.

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ASA is pleased to introduce Deryn, who has recently joined us as a leader of Garden Tours. An award-winning garden journalist and a popular public speaker, she is passionate about communicating her love of gardening and landscape design. Deryn has worked as a journalist for more than 30 years, and currently writes monthly articles for Gardening Australia Magazine, as well as a gardening column and garden stories for The West Australian newspaper and other national magazines. She can be heard as a garden host of ABC and commercial radio talkback, is a vivacious speaker at garden clubs and community gatherings, runs gardening workshops, has edited garden books and worked as a garden TV presenter.

Deryn comes to ASA with extensive experience as a tour leader, having led tours in Australia and Europe since the mid-1980s. She is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm for plants and garden design next year, when she leads tours to the Channel Islands (May-June 2018) and to northern France (September 2018).


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COST: Complimentary, however bookings are essential.

RESERVATIONS: Please book online, or contact ASA on: (03) 9822 6899, Freecall 1800 645755 (outside Melbourne Metro) or email:  [email protected]

VENUE: Theatre, Lauriston Girls’ School, 38 Huntingtower Road, Armadale.

 

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