Group Leaders

Nancy McDuffie is a soprano and retired voice professor in the Department of Music at Virginia Tech.  She has been co-host on a number of Robert's garden tours.  She has performed in operas, musicals and recitals at home and abroad. 

Robert McDuffie is a Landscape Architect and retired Associate Professor of Horticulture at Virginia Tech. He taught courses in landscape design and in the history of garden design. In recognition of his record of outstanding teaching, he was awarded the highest teaching honor at Virginia Tech, the William E. Wine Award for Teaching Excellence.

Robert is also the former Director of the Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech.

During the past 19 years, Robert and Nancy have taken over 900 people to visit gardens in France, England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, and the Netherlands.