Lorna Vallely is a garden designer. Lorna’s association with gardens began in Co. Kildare in Ireland where she grew up surrounded by large, rambling gardens belonging to family members. Lorna moved to Australia in 1986, practicing as a Physiotherapist. In 2000, she moved to a property near Crookwell on the Southern Tablelands of NSW and inherited a large country garden. Lorna obtained a degree in Environmental Horticulture at CSU, graduating in 2012. As well as designing mainly large, country gardens, she has written garden articles for the Crookwell Gazette and was Chairperson of the inaugural Crookwell Garden Festival in 2015. Lorna launched her new venture, Garden Tours of Ireland
to meet the needs of discerning garden lovers who want to include the gardens of Ireland in their travels. She continues to design gardens in Ireland under her Ground Designs banner.