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Leaders, Lecturers & Tour Managers

Lynda Entwisle

Lynda initially completed a BSc in Botany and worked in research laboratories for a number of years. Her love of Language saw her complete a BA majoring in French & Linguistics, in her spare time, and from there she went in to secondary teaching for the larger part of her career. She has taught students of all ages, including adult classes and has led student tours to New Caledonia and to France.

During her career she has worked and volunteered in a variety of places, where she has been able to expand her knowledge of the plant world and famous gardens while enjoying any opportunities to practise her language skills. While living in Kew Gardens, London she volunteered with the Schools & Families Program to assist with school visits and to be a ‘Palm House Explainer’, which involved engaging visitors with displays in the famous glasshouse at Kew. Another role she undertook in London, was that of Art History Coordinator for the Australian Women’s Club. The visits to many cultural institutions and exposure to such rich collections stimulated an ongoing interest in Fine Arts.

Lynda is currently an active committee member of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Garden History Society and an enthusiastic volunteer with the award-winning Orchid Conservation Program, based at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne. In her spare time, she enjoys taking Botanical Art classes and has recently completed a series of drawings of endangered native orchids for the Orchid Conservation program.

In 2017, she assisted her husband, Professor Tim Entwisle on the gardens of Spain tour and in 2019 chose to attend a Spanish Language course to improve her skills in this language. Now, with greater time to travel, Lynda is looking forward to supporting like-minded travellers as they explore international gardens and cultural sites.

Past Tours

Lynda first joined ASA in 2017 and has led the following ASA tours:

  • Spring Garden Masterpieces of England and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (2024)
  • Gardens in Spanish Culture (2017 & 2019)