Garden Tours 2019
My wife and I have had the pleasure of hosting many garden tours over the past twenty years and we are very much looking forward to travelling with you in 2019. We work with Brookland Travel, a small, specialist travel operator based in Dorset with a real understanding of both the interests and needs of their clients. Many of our fellow travellers have accompanied us on several occasions over the years, which I believe is a great endorsement of the tours we offer and our whole garden holiday experience.
If you have not travelled with us before we would love you to join us. We promise you some wonderful gardens, comfortable hotels, like minded travelling companions and a relaxed and enjoyable trip.
Italian Lakes 14th – 19th April 2019
Based in the charming town of Stresa on beautiful Lake Maggiore this is a garden tour not to be missed. Previous travelers always remember this one for the Hotel Palma located right on the shores of the lake. For the amazing scenery: snow-capped mountains and shimmering waters. For the delightful town of Stresa with its quaint shops, bars and restaurants. Of course most of all for the amazing gardens and wealth of plant material.
Visit the incredible Isola Bella and Isola Madre, island garden paradises floating in the lake. Visit Villa Tarranto with its dogwoods, handkerchief trees, tulips, fountains and mature trees. Tip over the border into Switzerland to the island of Brisago with its fine botanical garden and cruise the famous waters of Lake Como.
Ros and I have hosted this tour three times already with our lovely local guide, Michaela. We are so looking forward to returning with you in 2019.
South West Ireland 28th July - 1st August 2019
We have hosted tours to this wonderful part of Ireland several times before for some very good reasons: fabulous gardens, lovely scenery, unrivalled hospitality, great food and,of course the Guinness. Once again we are based at the Castle Hotel in Macroom. a charming hotel in an ideal location.
We will visit favourites such as Bantry House, the island garden of Ilnacullin and the Ballymaloe Cookery School. In addition some wonderful private gardens including a new garden in a coastal situation near Clonakilty. Ros and I have had the pleasure of advising on this garden for the past couple of years and are delighted that the owners have agreed to open exclusively for our group.
For more details please call Brookland Travel on 01305 259467