Verity grew up in London and her fascination for travel began aged 15 when she went backpacking in Peru, trekking the Inca trail and camping in the Amazon. After studying art history at university, she combined her passion for culture and escape together by joining a UK travel company. Here, she created their escorted cultural tours, sending clients to experience the scenes of Canaletto on the grand canal in Venice, witness the architecture of the Greek Temples in Sicily, and walk in the footsteps of Dutch 17th century artists in the Netherlands.
A love of Africa then led Verity to work for The Bushcamp Company in South Luangwa, Zambia. Managing the luxury camps provided her with a truly authentic wilderness experience and a huge insight into the animal kingdom.
Returning to her artistic roots, for the past eight years Verity has been planning and leading tours for private group travel to Europe and southeast Asia. Throughout her time, she’s been lucky enough to watch the sunset over the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, go on a private visit to San Marco’s in Venice, visit Piet Oudolf’s garden at his home in the Netherlands, and take a Vietnamese cooking class in Hoi An with Ms Vy.
When she’s not advising clients on luxury travel and devising personalised itineraries, you’ll find Verity in her garden. Inspired by the gardens of the Italian Lakes, she has just completed a course in Italian garden history and is now planning to do an evening course.