Australia’s best-loved gardening stars go to sea

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Award-winning international garden designer, author and TV personality Jamie Durie will join nine other high profile gardening stars on Cunard’s inaugural Australian gardening voyage when Queen Elizabeth departs Sydney on 1 March 2021.

Jamie joins fellow green thumbs Graham Ross, Angus Stewart and Indira Naidoo to share his passion and knowledge of environmentally sensitive gardening and garden design.

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“My passion for gardening and commitment to the environment spans more than 25 years, so when Cunard approached me to be a part of its inaugural Australian gardening voyage it was a no-brainer to say yes,” said Jamie. 

“I look forward to sharing my thoughts and ideas on landscape design and take a look into future trends and ways to make small changes, so that guests can make their gardens more sustainable.”

In his career spanning more than 20 years, Jamie has received 38 national and international awards including the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to Australian design and the environment, as well as penning 12 books, winning seven Logie Awards and hosting 50 TV shows in more than 30 countries.

“We are thrilled to have Jamie join our line-up of experts to inspire our guests as they share their gardening knowledge,” said Cunard commercial director Katrina McAlpine.

The cruise will immerse guests in all aspects of gardening and horticulture, where guests can learn the latest in gardening trends including balcony gardening, organic pest control, lawn maintenance, composting, rose gardening, beekeeping and growing native plants.

Guests can also participate in gardening trivia, special craft classes and lessons in cooking from their home gardens.

The cruise is part of Queen Elizabeth’s record 118-day Australian cruise season from November 2020 to March 2021. Fares for Australia’s gardening voyage start from $1499* per person twin share.

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca is a voracious reader who loves words. You'll often find him spending time in galleries, writing, designing, painting, drawing, or photographing and documenting street art. He has a publishing and graphic design background and loves movies and music, but then, who doesn’t?



Total Comments: 1
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    Strange way to practice gardening , are they going to provide the dirt? Most of these things can be learned from books and the internet for free, but I guess some would like the experience of cruising, not for me thanks.



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