2017 RHS Brochure by Brightwater Holidays

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rhs garden holiday hosts wherever possible rhs holidays offer exclusive access private openings and a welcome from the garden owner or curator all of our holidays will be led by one of our experienced tour managers who make the holidays come alive in addition on certain overseas departures there will be an rhs host with expert horticultural knowledge some of whom feature below who will be on hand to answer your personal gardening queries our hosts come from across the rhs and include gardeners plant committee members garden designers and horticultural journalists with a group size limited to a maximum of 28 passengers we hope that your every wish will be catered for holidays with rhs hosts are indicated on each page and more will be announced in due course on the rhs website sabatino urzo christopher bailes sabatino comes from a farming family where his passion for gardening started at a very young age following university he trained at the botanic gardens of kew and edinburgh and has

gardens of the french riviera with elegant gardens dazzling azure skies and a stunning coastline which inspired a generation of artists the french riviera has retained its glamorous allure for over a century we visit some of the finest gardens that were created here in this sun-kissed playground of the rich including those of thomas hanbury and the rothschilds the mild climate enables cacti to thrive all year round clos du peyronnet in menton is a private garden reflecting the passion of its owner who takes full advantage of the climate to nurture exotic plants south african bulbs being a speciality at st jean cap ferrat we visit the exquisite gardens of the fondation ephrussi de rothschild which contain many interesting plants and are surrounded by marvellous sea views just over the border in italy are the incomparable hanbury gardens arguably the greatest of all the riviera gardens in the richness of their collection and the unforgettable power of their presence we shall also visit

villa carlotta villas gardens of the italian lakes the fabulous scenery and benign climate of the northern italian lakes have attracted aristocrats and the wealthy for years and today their elegant villas and lush gardens perfectly complement the natural landscape departures apr 19 may 1 jun 19 sep 25 2017 seven nights’ half-board from £1,795pp single room supplement £385 jun and sep supplement £100 what’s included from our bases on the gulf of borromeo on lake maggiore and at the foot of lake como we will explore a succession of villas and their gardens all set against the breathtaking backdrop of snow-capped mountains and glittering water shaded woodland walks flowered terraces and elegant statuary other highlights during our stay on lake maggiore include a fascinating wholesale specialist plant nursery villa taranto and other gardens around locarno over the border in switzerland we begin with a real treat as we visit the private garden of the president of

marrakech and flowers of the atlas the timeless city of marrakech which gave its name to morocco has an enduring appeal with its low-rise pink and red buildings set against the magnificent backdrop of the snow-capped atlas mountains here we will explore some fine gardens contrasted against the stark beauty of the surrounding landscape perhaps the best known garden is majorelle the former home and garden of the french painter jacques majorelle who came to marrakech in the 1920s and was enchanted by the villages and people living in the high atlas mountains the late yves saint laurent renovated the garden and the painter’s studio within the garden is now the berber museum which has an amazing collection of decorative arts and artefacts we also visit the abandoned gardens of the 16th century badi palace and the 19th century bahia palace which features a remarkable riad garden and moorish-andalusian architecture we then have a full day in the high atlas mountains where we explore a

kirstenbosch tree-top walkway gardens and wildflowers of south africa’s western cape south africa is world renowned for its stunning scenery cultural diversity rich variety of wildlife and in particular its indigenous flora our holiday is at a time when the wildflowers should be putting on a dazzling spring display and we will also enjoy a mixture of famous and private gardens estates and vineyards we fly from london to cape town where we will be based for the first three nights here we will enjoy a cable car to the top of table mountain whose flora encompasses some 1470 species including south africa’s national flower the protea we will have a full day at kirstenbosch botanical gardens truly one of the world’s top gardens where we will have an exclusive guided tour we continue with a visit to the cape of good hope nature reserve where we should see an array of wild flowers “the unique flora of south africa combines with its stunning landscape to make a

torres del paine chile a botanical adventure chile is often described as a bio-geographical island as it is enclosed to the west by the pacific ocean to the east by the high andean mountain chain and to the north by the atacama desert as a result the flora has become isolated and the physical climatic and biological factors found within the country have contributed to a unique flora with high levels of endemism we fly to santiago for two nights in chile’s bustling capital and visit la campana national park to the north west of the city for our first introduction to the native flora moving on to the coastal resort of zapallar we will explore the reserve at los molles one of the best preserved areas of coastal vegetation with colourful low shrubs herbs and bulbous plants and enjoy an uplifting walk through the last remaining coastal forests at quebrada del tigre we then head for the ski resort of portillo in the higher altitudes of parque andino juncal an area used for ecological

fitzgerald river national park photo tourism western australia wildflowers of western australia with an area of 2.5 million kilometres the vast state of western australia covers one third of the australian continent and a significant percentage of its unique flora and fauna thrive here as well as being home to iconic animals such as red kangaroos and crocodiles wa has more than 12,000 species of flowers making it the largest collection of wildflowers in the world departures departures oct 1 2017 22 nights from £6,895pp single room supplement £1,360 what’s what’sincluded included i 20 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation including two nights stopover in singapore i dinner and welcome drink two further dinners and a farewell dinner two picnic lunches covering such an extensive region in a short space of time is something of a challenge but the rewards are great – a constantly changing landscape and countless new species of flowers to discover each

gardens of devon cornwall the words devon and cornwall go together like ‘peaches and cream’ ‘morecambe and wise’ and ‘chelsea and flower show’ their wonderful gardens are as good as any in this country and fuse together in a cocktail of west country magic rhs garden rosemoor our holiday begins in bristol as we head south and west having a splendid afternoon visit to the gardens of hestercombe in the hills above taunton splendid garden at lanhydrock and the privately owned estate of trewithen acknowledged as an international camellia garden of excellence of course we could not come to devon without visiting rhs garden rosemoor in the heart of the devon countryside which is world famous for its roses and its excellent collection of trees and shrubs we will also visit the picture postcard village and gardens of clovelly we visit the stunning private garden of lamorran and the multi award-winning restoration gardens of heligan have an invigorating

highgrove the cotswolds our tour of the cotswolds features an exclusive visit to highgrove house the country home of hrh the prince of wales this will be a rare opportunity to see these fascinating gardens which are cultivated using wholly organic methods this is a very private and personal garden and we are honoured that the prince of wales is so accommodating as to let the general public view his garden when he is not there since buying the property in 1980 prince charles with the help of friends and horticultural experts has created a stunning garden to surround his family home highgrove house in addition to highgrove we visit some of the splendid gardens to be found nestled among the green and rolling hills of gloucestershire our tour begins at the calm and soothing abbey house garden at departures apr 21 may 5 jun 23 aug 11 sep 1 2017 three nights’ half-board from £485pp single room supplement £90 abbey house malmesbury home to a stunning rose collection hidcote

gardens of surrey and hampshire the prosperous leafy counties of surrey and hampshire are home to some fine private gardens the gertrude jekyll-style garden of norney wood gets our tour off to a cracking start followed by the fragrant rose and herb parterres of bardsey at sir harold’s hillier garden you will find a unique collection of plants set in 180 acres norney wood the romantic garden at moleshill house is combined with the walled garden of stuart cottage and we will enjoy a look around the private garden of andy departures jul 6 sep 7 2017 three nights’ half-board from £485pp single room supplement £90 mcindoe who is responsible for 25 consecutive gold medal winning exhibits at rhs chelsea flower show in addition on our july date we will enjoy a full day at the rhs hampton court flower show on our september tour we have included a day at the rhs wisley flower show where the royal horticultural society shows the gardening public how it should be done

to book or to obtain further information on any of our rhs garden holidays visit www.rhsgardenholidays.com or call 0203 735 1855 caption brightwater holidays ltd eden park house cupar fife ky15 4hs tel 0203 735 1855 email rhs@brightwaterholidays.com fax 01334 657144 www.rhsgardenholidays.com