About us

Jeff Sainsbury Tours is an independent tour operator specializing in small-group garden tours for individuals and specialist horticultural groups and societies.


Jeff Sainsbury

Jeff earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in politics and history in the UK.  He also studied at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and Mississippi State University, where he taught while studying for a doctorate.  While at LSU, he met and married Ginny.  After five years living in the US, they returned to England to establish Jeff Sainsbury Tours.  For the last fourteen years they have been based in France with their two sons, dividing their time between Grasse on the Côte d’Azur and their 18th-century farmhouse home in the Dordogne, which they also let as a gîte.






Ginny Fletcher

After gaining her first degree in landscape architecture and working in London, Ginny was awarded a scholarship to do a master’s degree in landscape architecture at LSU.  Upon graduating she taught landscape architecture at Mississippi State University, before returning with Jeff to England where she set up her own garden design company.  Since relocating to France, she has assumed a more hands on role in Jeff Sainsbury Tours and continues with her own garden design business, while trying to find time to develop the two acres surrounding the family home.












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