Sandra’s decades of extensive travel have not only greatly informed and influenced her work as a landscape designer but have also enabled her to ponder and distil the notion of beauty in the landscape. She joined ASA as a garden tour leader in 2018, combining her passion for landscape design and exploring this within other cultures around the world.
She is excited to share her very broad knowledge and appreciation of plants, combined with a deep understanding of the history of landscape design through the ages.
Upcoming Garden Tours:
Spring Garden Masterpieces of England and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 13 - 23 May 2025
Limited places remaining
Spring Garden Masterpieces of England and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
13 - 23 May 2025
Join horticulturalist and landscape designer, Sandra McMahon, on this tour of England that combines a day at the renowned Chelsea Flower Show with some of England’s finest gardens such as Rousham, Hidcote, Kiftsgate, Bourton, Sezincote, Great Dixter, Sissinghurst & Highgrove Gardens.
Immerse yourself in the lovely medieval city of Oxford and visit Magdalen College gardens.
Study the development of the English country house from 17th-century Rousham House to 20th-century Great Dixter.
Be treated to the contemporary gardens of Pettifers and Tom Stuart-Smith’s Broughton Grange, partly influenced by the Dutch Wave movement.
Visit private gardens including those at Througham Court and Highgrove, the private residence of Their Majesties The King Charles III and The Queen Camilla.
Make a special visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, with Richard Barley MBE, Director of Horticulture.
Explore Australian Marylyn Abbott’s award-winning West Green House Gardens; and visit Ightham Mote, a wonderful example of a small medieval moated manor house, perfectly located within a peaceful garden surrounded by woodland.
Wander through picturesque Cotswold villages including Stow-on-the-Wold.
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For more information or if you wish to secure a place on this tour please contact Australians Studying Abroad T – (0)3 9822 6899 E firstname.lastname@example.org