2017 Quality Garden & Special Interest Tours by Brightwater Holidays

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holiday choices overseas garden tours uk and irish gardens tours spring in the dutch bulbfields 15 gardens of the french riviera 16 gardens of normandy 17 gardens of the loire 18 the genius of monet naples gardens of the amalfi coast palladian villas of veneto villas gardens of the italian lakes rome ninfa castel gandolfo gardens of florence tuscany architecture gardens of andalucia galicia’s camellia route patios of córdoba arts gardens of barcelona madeira at its best alpine flowers of wengen 4 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 25 26 26 27 berlin international garden exhibition marrakech the flowers of the atlas gardens wildflowers of south africa’s western cape gardens of india sri lanka pearl of the indian ocean seasonal gardens of japan yunnan footsteps of the plant hunters chile a botanical adventure the gardens of costa rica japanese gardens the art of bonsai wafa barbados 28 highgrove the cotswolds 37 the best of angus private gardens 45 29 tresco’s

overseas garden tours if nothing else organising overseas garden tours is an exercise in admiring life’s rich tapestry the tropical rainforests of costa rica the emerald alpine peaks of switzerland the geometric majesty of the dutch bulbfields we offer you the opportunity to see them all each departure brings with it new gardens to discover and rare indigenous species to admire but what really stands out in each of our destinations is the snapshots of experience they offer picture yourself walking among drifts of palest pink cherry blossom in japan’s hushed seasonal gardens falling asleep to the calls of monkeys or catching a shadowy glimpse of a leopard at an eco-lodge in sri lanka however otherworldly it seems it’s all possible 14 call today on 01334 657155 quality garden special interest tours

overseas garden tours ronda architecture gardens of andalucia unrivalled in europe for its wealth of history culture moorish architecture and gardens andalucia is also set against an unmatched backdrop of the snow-capped sierra nevada mountains visit classical gardens perfectly complemented by adjoining palaces and churches more famous for its busy popular coastline andalucia has a wonderful hinterland scattered with exotic palaces and gardens left behind by the moors the most famous of which are the alhambra and the generalife on a tree covered slope it commands exceptional views down towards the old city the albaicin and the great snow-fringed mountain range of the sierra nevada from the cathedral and the orange tree courtyard that belonged to the old mosque to the amazing royal palaces of the alcázar and the old jewish quarter of santa cruz we conclude in the dramatically situated town of ronda with visits to the alameda del tajo gardens and the old palace of the moorish king

overseas garden tours monteverde the gardens of costa rica costa rica spanish for ‘rich coast’ is perfectly named when you consider the extraordinary wealth of plant life found within the small central american country departures 7 february 2017 6 february 2018 12 nights from £3,295 single room supplement from £660 the term ‘biodiversity’ might have been coined with costa rica in mind such is the range and number of different species that flourish within its pristine tropical forests add some truly spectacular scenery and a resplendently laid-back happy people to the mix and you have the makings of a life-affirming holiday experience we visit a range of gardens during our tour the else kientzler botanical garden has a world-class collection of plants this private garden is home to over 2,000 different varietals from around the world including hibiscus helicons succulents and bromeliads it is also home to fine examples of trees in danger of extinction

uk irish gardens tours private gardens of east anglia the adjoining counties of essex suffolk and norfolk feature on this tour of the finest gardens galleries and museums that east anglia has to offer hyde hall garden we begin in essex with visits to rhs garden hyde hall which showcases a selection of different styles including rose and mediterranean gardens and a new wildflower meadow we continue to beth chatto’s famous garden and nursery – created in 1960 from overgrown wasteland it is now a beautiful informal garden we continue to helmingham hall gardens where the house parkland and gardens together create an exceptional work of art this is followed with a visit to wyken hall vineyards and gardens the vineyard produces some 12,000 bottles a year departures what’s included 2 may 2017 13 september 2017 3 nights from £495 single room supplement £90 • 3 nights at the dunston hall hotel norwich – dinner bed breakfast • visits to rhs hyde

uk irish gardens tours gardens of herefordshire rural herefordshire boasts some of britain’s best gardens and most influential horticulturalists from noel kingsbury’s montpelier cottage to sir roy strong’s the laskett the rolling hills of herefordshire are home to some stunning gardens but none more so than montpelier cottage the private garden of the much revered garden designer noel kingsbury by special arrangement noel will guide us through the naturalistic garden himself the garden beautifully combines the english cottage style with german parks and american prairie it also features a hay meadow habitat and an unusual wild flower-rich wet meadow wye bridge and the river wye further highlights include sir roy strong’s garden of sentiments and departures what’s included 3 may 2017 3 nights from £495 single room supplement £120 • 3 nights at three counties hotel hereford – dinner bed breakfast • guided tour of montpelier

scenic scottish tours oban bay a grand tour of the inner hebrides gentler lusher and less wild than their outer cousins the inner hebrides still have more than their fair share to offer travellers the sheer drama of sea caves and castles the friendly warmth of locals and more than a hint of myth and magic — it’s all out there to be discovered on a grand tour of this wonderful westerly archipelago to attempt to sum up the appeal of a landscape in one word might seem foolhardy but if pressed we think that ‘inspiring’ just might cover it for the inner hebrides after all it was here that mendelssohn was moved to write his hebridean overture and it is here that countless artists craftspeople and artisans make their living today many selling their wares from tobermory’s colourful seafront but don’t just take our word for it — on our grand tour you can see it all for yourself from the natural splendour of fingal’s cave to the sacred

scenic scottish tours the isles of skye raasay a place where medieval castles crown peaceful lochs and jagged mountain peaks punctuate the landscape skye is pure drama its neighbour raasay is pure charm — join us and get to know them both the isle of skye takes its name from the old norse ‘sky-a’ meaning ‘cloud island’ fitting when you consider the stirring sight of its mist-wreathed peaks the more-than occasional mists over sloping moors we make our way from the sweeping northerly peninsula of trotternish whose fantastic vistas we absorb on a scenic circuit to the bustling port of portree skye’s largest settlement and main town dunvegan if skye is characterised by its drama then neighbouring raasay is surely distinguished by its intimate charm departures what’s included 18 may 2017 3 nights from £465 single room supplement £90 • 3 nights at the dunollie hotel broadford – dinner bed breakfast • visits to eilean

archaeology tours the standing stones of stenness orkney shetland an archaeologist’s view orkney and shetland are an archaeologist’s dream — beautiful isolated archipelagos ringed by the north sea blanketed by windswept landscapes and dotted here and there with the remains of ancient cultures join us on an island-hopping tour and follow our expert archaeologists as they bring the extensive relics of these isles to life scotland’s northern isles are imbued wth an allure that’s difficult to pin down surrounded by sparkling seas you get the feeling that you are separated from the mainland by more than just distance — by time itself in fact timelessly stark landscapes strewn with ruins from a distant nordic past go a long way to maintaining this illusion gain a fascinating insight into stone age life at skara brae whose everyday objects — the beds jewellery and even medicines of inhabitants long gone — paint a telling picture enjoy

calendar 2017 january 2017 up helly aa 28 january 82 february 2017 the gardens of costa rica 7 february 33 gardens of the french riviera 23 february 16 march 2017 gardens of devon cornwall 19 april 47 villas gardens of the italian lakes 19 april 21 highgrove the cotswolds 21 april 37 lord of the glens cruises highlands islands 23 april 74 madeira at its best 24 april 26 tresco’s abbey gardens 24 april 38 galicia’s camellia route 8 march 25 crete 25 april 88 scotland’s extreme north-west 10 march 77 spring in the dutch bulbfields 27 april 15 tresco’s abbey gardens 17 march 38 spring in the dutch bulbfields air 28 april 15 classical rome 21 march 88 tresco’s abbey gardens 24 march 38 villas gardens of the italian lakes 24 march 21 a grand tour of the outer hebrides 26 march 61 tresco’s abbey gardens 27 march 38 seasonal gardens of japan 28 march 31 cornwall’s spring flower show 31 march 41 april 2017 may 2017 villas gardens of the

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