Australia's Gardening Journey
Sydney return CRUISE ONLY: Setting sail on 1 March 2021, Cunard’s inaugural gardening voyage offers a wonderful opportunity to indulge your love of horticulture while enjoying a voyage on Queen Elizabeth in Australia’s glorious southern waters.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Sydney roundtrip aboard Queen Elizabeth.
Setting sail on 01 March 2021, Cunard’s inaugural gardening voyage offers guests a wonderful opportunity to indulge their love of gardening while enjoying a summer cruise on Queen Elizabeth in Australia’s southern waters.
Nine leading gardening experts and well known personalities have been revealed for the first line up and will join this special seven-night voyage to share their latest knowledge and garden trends with guests during informative talks and dinners.
Topics will include:
♦ Rose gardening
♦ Small garden design
♦ Lawn maintenance
♦ Growing native plants
Queen Elizabeth’s entertainment program will have a green twist with guests having the opportunity to take part in a range of on board activities and hands-on workshops like gardening trivia, special craft classes and lessons in cooking from their gardens.
Visiting the popular ports of Hobart (overnight) and Melbourne, the cruise will also offer guests the option of bespoke shore tours taking in beautiful gardens in each city amongst other local activities and sightseeing options.
Highlights of this cruise:
The stunning harbour city, Sydney, is Australia’s oldest and largest urban centre. Its fascinating modern history began in the year 1788 with the arrival of the ‘First Fleet’ of 760 British convicts.
Gold mining and sheep breeding propelled Sydney’s development, and today it’s the largest port in the entire South Pacific. Mark Twain called it “the wonder of the world”.
Hobart, TAS, Australia
Wave goodbye to any preconceptions you may have of Australia, as you say hello to wonderful Hobart on the southeastern coast of Tasmania. Revel in the capital's splendid heritage, scenery and culture. Hobart has a distinctly European look and feel, and a unique local character. Capital of Australia’s Island State, with Mt. Wellington as its backdrop, it has plenty to offer the adventurous and the inquisitive. After Sydney, Hobart is the second-oldest capital city in the country, having been established in 1804 as a penal colony. Its location in the estuary of Tasmania’s Derwent River means it is sheltered and calm, although its southern latitude means it often experiences cooler climates than on mainland Australia.
Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a colony in its own right in 1851. The discovery of gold and the development of agriculture launched Melbourne’s rise to prominence and prosperity.
Flower gardens and graceful, tree-lined boulevards give Melbourne its refined air, and it is considered the hub of Australia’s cultural, intellectual and financial life. Certainly by Melbournians.
Your Cruise includes
* 7 night cruise onboard the stunning Queen Elizabeth from Sydney return
* Port Taxes and Government Fees
* All main meals and entertainment onboard
* Special lectures, workshops and activities to grow and inspire your gardening!
* US$200 per Stateroom onboard spending money included!
SPECIAL GUESTS ONBOARD:
An award winning international designer, author of 12 books, internationally recognised TV presenter with over 2 decades of design experience, and a lifetime environmental empath. Jamie has received over 38 national and international design awards, one of which was the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2013 for services to Australian design and the environment. As one of Australia’s best-known television personalities, he also received a Centenary Medal for services to Australian television and the community. A seven-time Logie Award winner, Jamie has hosted more than 50 prime time global TV shows, airing in over 30 countries. Today, you can find him as judge on Channel 7’s House Rules or hosting Network Ten’s Australia By Design.
Perhaps Australia’s best known gardener, Graham’s career as a horticulturalist, radio broadcaster, television gardening presenter and author has spanned more than 50 years. He has hosted a weekly radio gardening show for almost 40 years, and has presented more than 1000 episodes of the popular Better Homes & Garden television show over the past 25 years. Graham is Australia’s most acclaimed horticulturalist, with many awards including the prestigious London Royal Horticultural Society's Veitch Memorial Medal (VMM) in recognition of his contribution to gardening and horticulture in Australia. He is the only Australian in history to have been appointed a Life Fellow of the prestigious Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Guild, London.
With a First Class Honours Degree in Agricultural Science and Environmental Horticulture, Angus is renowned in the horticultural world for his work in breeding new varieties of Australian native plants to make them more gardener friendly. Angus has vast experience in the nursery and cut flower industries and is a well-known to Australians as a regular presenter over the last 20 years on a range of popular radio and television gardening shows including ABC TV's Gardening Australia. He is also the author of six books including the award winning “The Australian Native Garden”.
One of Australia’s most popular broadcasters and authors, Indira has written two books on gardening: “The Edible Balcony” and “The Edible City” and is a contributor to the Logie-award winning ‘Gardening Australia’ show on ABC TV. As an ambassador for Sydney’s homeless crisis centre, the Wayside Chapel, she has helped establish the centre’s award-winning rooftop vegetable garden and conducts regular garden and cooking classes for its homeless visitors. Indira’s garden company also helps community groups build their own food gardens. In 2018 Indira was invited to speak about edible gardens at the influential Parabere Forum in Sweden with Rene Redzepi - owner, gardener, and chef of the world’s most famous restaurant NOMA.
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