Australia’s Gardening Journey.

Setting sail on 14 December 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.

14 - 22 December 2021, Queen Elizabeth.

Leading gardening experts and well-known personalities will join this special eight-night voyage to share their latest knowledge and garden trends with guests during informative talks and dinners.

Queen Elizabeth’s entertainment program will have a green-fingered twist: you’ll have opportunities to take part in a range of on board activities and hands-on workshops including gardening trivia, special craft classes and lessons in cooking from your garden.

When the ship calls at the popular ports of Hobart, Burnie, Melbourne and Eden, you’ll be able to visit beautiful gardens in each city alongside a range of local activities and sight-seeing options.

Special guests on board.

Jamie Durie.

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.

Graham Ross.

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.

Sarah Hamilton.

A horticulturalist, Sarah has specialised in native stingless bee keeping for more than six years and is a passionate advocate for the important pollination role that bees play in the environment. Her primary focus is on raising awareness, providing education and consultation services, and supplying hives and accessories for new bee custodians all along the east coast of Australia.

Steve Falcioni.

A qualified horticulturalist, Steve has been a keen fan of gardening all his life, creating his first garden before he started school. During his career he has worked in the UK, Canada and Australia in many different roles including gardener, landscaper, nurseryman, writer, photographer and community gardener. He is also well known as a public speaker and radio guest on gardening issues and is an advocate for organic gardening.

Julia Zaetta.

Julia Zaetta is a major force in Australian publishing as previous editor-in-chief of Australia’s number one home magazine, Better Homes and Gardens. Julia began her career in magazines almost 40 years ago, her repertoire including magazines such as Australian Women’s Weekly. She has since established herself at the forefront of the industry and is now regarded as one of the most successful and longest-serving editors in Australian publishing history.

Cunard’s inaugural gardening voyage sails on 14 December 2021.

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