Our Team

Gavin Bade


Gavin grew up in a horticultural family based in north London – both his parents are avid gardeners and his mother taught floral art. He has studied botany, herbalism, geology..

Monique Overvoorde

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Martín G Carrión van Rijn


Martín hosts our Garden Symphonies tour.   A professional landscape designer, Martin has traveled extensively and has studied art,  painting, sculpture, music, poetry, drama, history and philosophy.   He speaks fluent English,..

Yvonne Vos

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Lois Moss


Our local guide, Lois Moss, is the former treasurer of The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon and a Master Gardener through Oregon State University. Her previous careers included being a..

Jurrian Hensen

The Netherlands

Jurrian studied tourism and is responsible for operations at GardenTours.com.  He is co-owner of GardenTours.com and the Dutch garden tours operator Gardentours.nl.  When not spending time with his family, you’ll..

Bert Vermeijden

The Netherlands

For the last 40 years, Bert has been actively organizing garden tours throughout the world.   He is co-owner of the Dutch garden tours operator Gardentours.nl and Gardentours.com as well as..

Ian A Kain

The Netherlands/UK

Ian is an avid gardener and garden visitor. He is co-owner of GardenTours.com and responsible for its website and digital marketing activities.  After completing a PhD in the UK, he..

Elvira Koppe

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