study of Garden History at Birkbeck College, London University, is put
to good use as she explores the design and planting of gardens from the
16th century to the present day. She is a horticultural consultant, lecturer
and writer who continues to maintain her impressive and expert knowledge
of Great Britain's notable gardens.
Franki holds the coveted Blue
Badge. Recognised internationally, this is the qualification of the
UK's professional, registered tourist guides. This ensures that in between
gardens Franki will keep you up to date with historical information and
general tourist attractions.
With more than 16 years experience guiding in London and the British
Isles, and as a tour manager in France, Italy, India, Bhutan and the Far
East you know that you are in good hands.
Founder Member of the Association of Professional Tourist Guides
Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding
Guide at the Chelsea Physic Garden
"It's been my pleasure to work with Franki on several
tours of English gardens for Americans. She's marvelously English, unfailingly
energetic, and a treasure trove of historic detail told with refreshing
wit." -- Elvin McDonald, Secretary Emeritus, American Horticultural