2018 Preview: Quality Garden & Special Interest Tours by Brightwater Holidays

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Catalog 2018 Preview: Quality Garden & Special Interest Tours

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christmas 2017 christmas and new year tours why should christmas be a chore put the sparkle into this year’s celebrations by joining one of our hassle-free tours to perthshire or the cotswolds treat yourself to a luxury break involving comfortable four-star accommodation exquisite entertainment delicious meals and carefully-crafted itineraries designed to relax and inspire it’s exactly the kind of christmas you deserve and when the clock strikes midnight on 31 december begin 2018 as you mean to go on filled with fabulous food and fizz a host of happy new friends all about you in utterly jubilant joyful surroundings let the festivities commence christmas in the cotswolds this dreamy yuletide getaway starts right in the heart of the city of spires relaxation’s the word oxford’s the place from our stylish central hotel base we tour honey-coloured villages gorge ourselves on festive food and toast the queen’s speech with fruitcake and tea time to enjoy

uk and irish tours uk and irish garden tours you don’t have to travel far for first class horticultural holidays there’s a wonderful world of flowers plants and trees to be explored right on your doorstep our diverse short-haul selection brims with astonishing one-off moments and exclusives — even globetrotting garden-lovers will find something here to surprise them don’t miss our illustrated talk from george smith mbe the internationally-renowned flower arrangement artist a highlight of our new trip to the private gardens of yorkshire or prepare your palate for an english wine tasting with the ever popular michael gill in historic west sussex — the perfect pause between visits ethereal fronds majestic lakes historic glasshouses — all the glories of gardening are here add to that high-quality hotels with pre-tipped porterage luscious lunches and wine with dinner and exclusive access to private gardens all in the company of enthusiastic experts

uk and irish tours the legacy of gertrude jekyll the gardens at hestercombe the great pavilion at the chelsea flower show plantswoman extraordinaire gertrude jekyll’s impressionistic arts crafts designs influenced a generation we visit a selection of her most experimental and comprehensive creations the undisputed champion of horticultural shows experience chelsea in all its floral finery we also enjoy some classical garden encounters from the inimitable sissinghurst to stunning stourhead what’s included what’s included • guided tour of munsted wood jekyll’s final home • private tours of east lambrook and lydeard house • afternoon tea at gravetye manor • full day at the rhs chelsea flower show • guided tours of great dixter and wilton house • lunch at tyntesfield estate departures 20 may 2018 6 days from £1,350 single room supp £245 departures 24 may 2018 7 days from £1,295 single room supp £250 gardens of

rhs chatsworth show gardens of derbyshire gardens of north wales derbyshire’s elizabethan hardwick hall bodnant garden conwy chatsworth’s 1,000-acre estate hosts a show not to be missed a playground for all gardeners great and small and don’t overlook delightful derbyshire replete with teas halls and priories wales has it all dramatic mountain vistas champion tree collections eclectic coastal villages plant-buying meccas and lush valleys what are you waiting for croeso i gymru what’s included what’s included • full day at the rhs chatsworth flower show • guided tours of harlow carr and haddon hall house • private buffet lunch at the felley priory farmhouse • discover the hidden garden of plas cadnant • immerse yourself in the estates of snowdonia • visit extraordinary portmeirion set of the prisoner departures 5 june 2018 4 days from £775 single room supp £130 departures 8 june 2018 4 days from £795

waterford cork charles rennie mackintosh lismore castle waterford the hill house mackintosh’s domestic masterpiece our bases in cork ireland’s ‘real capital’ and waterford the country’s oldest city make a fab foundation for a journey involving mansions ferry crossings and the famous blarney stone we travel straight to scotland’s creative heart with the masterpieces of mackintosh to guide us visit hill house the glasgow school of art willow tea room and so much more… what’s included what’s included • see mount congreve a “great garden of the world” • encounter rare plants and trees in fota arboretum • visit the palatial curraghmore estate • tour of mackintosh-inspired house for an art lover • return scenic ferry crossing to the isle of bute • full afternoon tea at the willow tea room departures 16 august 2018 7 days from £1,595 single room supp £340 departures 5 september

overseas garden tours overseas garden tours let your enthusiasm for gardening take you further in our outstanding collection of overseas holidays whether hopping across the channel for a short break to soak up the genius of monet or embarking on an extraordinary 13-night voyage around south africa’s western cape the following trips boast all the brilliance of brightwater abroad in the mood for a zesty fiesta then join us at the french riviera in may where the annual menton lemon festival is certain to put us all in sparkling spirits fancy putting your plant-hunting skills to the test pack your walking boots for a perfectly paced mountain trip to wengen in search of the rare lady slipper orchid and if you’re after stunning scandi scenes check out our new trip to copenhagen zealand we take a close look at the gardening gems of one of europe’s coolest capitals but the destinations aren’t all that’s new — with more included than ever before such

overseas garden tours seasonal gardens of japan surround yourself with the splendours of the far east with an action-packed itinerary of rare gardens bamboo forests ancient temples golden buddhas and of course the majestic mount fuji here in japan’s seasonal gardens no detail is too small to be considered each plant and tree is carefully chosen for its colour and form and — as we’re sure you’ll agree — it’s a method that works very well indeed join us in march for sakura season which sees temple gardens and street-sides alive with a profusion of pale pink cherry blossom or in october when fiery autumnal foliage is the undoubted star of the show what’s included • tour the ornate gardens and shrines of kyoto • walk the otherworldly bamboo forest path of sagano • an incredible bullet train ride to tokyo sakura season in kyoto architecture gardens of andalucía departures 28 mar 23 oct 2018 13 days from £4,995

overseas garden tours yunnan footsteps of the plant hunters alpine flowers of wengen idyllic alpine landscapes in wengen lijiang old town yunnan with lands bordering tibet laos vietnam and myanmar you’ll soon see why this diverse corner of china has repeatedly drawn the plant hunters back for more botanical bounties trains cable cars and gentle walks take us deep into the mountains for a chance to see the wildflowers in bloom we search for the elusive lady slipper orchid — a rare rewarding find what’s included what’s included • travel to the extraordinary stone forest • spend a day botanising on shika snow mountain • visit the traditional naxi village of yuhu departures 5 june 2018 15 days from £4,250 single room supp £425 departures 26 june 2018 8 days from £1,995 single room supp £150 gardens of copenhagen zealand gardens wildflowers of south africa’s western cape the university of copenhagen botanical garden

gardens of normandy palladian villas of veneto foxgloves and waterlilies in monet’s garden at giverny the 17th century villa barbarigo the passion and flair of normandy are destined to delight this welcoming tour features local treats friendly faces and — most importantly — a clutch of world-class gardens how do you top off a day exploring refined renaissance creations with dinner in the frescoed rooms of villa valmarana of course this holiday brims with exquisite exclusives what’s included what’s included • horticultural magic at la vasterival • personal welcomes to miromesnil and bosmelet • tour claude monet’s famous gardens at giverny • personal tour with count valmarana • extensive introduction to palladio’s masterpieces • the exceptional baroque gardens at villa barbarigo departures 30 august 2018 5 days from £1,150 single room supp £230 departures 11 september 2018 5 days from £1,495

calendar 2018 may 2018 august 2018 villas gardens of the italian lakes 2 may gardens of copenhagen zealand 7 august the french riviera rose festival 3 may highgrove the cotswolds 10 august highgrove the cotswolds 4 may gardens of the north of ireland 13 august architecture gardens of andalucia 8 may waterford cork 16 august rome ninfa castel gandolfo 8 may dumfries galloway 17 august gardens of herefordshire 9 may tresco’s abbey gardens 11 may gardens of south africa’s western cape 23 august arts gardens in cornwall 18 may gardens of normandy 30 august gardens of the far north 18 may the genius of monet 18 may the legacy of gertrude jekyll 20 may rhs chelsea flower show 24 may gardens of kent sussex 27 may private gardens of guernsey sark 31 may june 2018 rhs chatsworth show 5 june rome ninfa castel gandolfo 5 june yunnan footsteps of the plant hunters 5 june highgrove the cotswolds 7 june gardens of north wales 8 june private

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