Group Leader

Robert McDuffie is a Landscape Architect and former 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 has been awarded the William E. Wine Award for teaching excellence, the Gamma Sigma Delta Faculty Teaching Award, the Certificate of Teaching Excellence and is a member of the Academy of Teaching Excellence at Virginia Tech.

During the past 20 years, Mr. McDuffie has taken over 900 people to visit gardens in France, England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Monaco, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Portugal, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, and the Netherlands.