Brightwater Holidays - Garden Tours for 2012
Brightwater Holidays are the UK’s leading specialist Garden Tour Operator and are delighted to have partnered with NGS to offer exclusive holidays based on stunning NGS gardens. For each place booked on these tours Brightwater Holidays will make a donation from the total booking cost to the NGS.
In addition to these specially arranged tours, Brightwater Holidays offers a wide range of fantastic garden tours and we are delighted to announce that we have agreed that any booking made for these tours with Brightwater Holidays via NGS will generate a 10% donation (based on the basic holiday cost) to their funds. You can choose from short holidays to the best gardens in the British Isles; garden tours to France, Italy, Holland and Spain and longer holidays featuring glorious gardens and stunning landscapes throughout the world, from South Africa to Japan, Ecuador and Chile.
For full details of all these holidays please click here
15 – 18 June 2012
Floriade 2012 and Private Gardens of Amsterdam – 3 nights from £395.00
Held once every ten years, Floriade, the World Horticultural Exhibition, is the leading showcase for Dutch horticulture, providing a wealth of interest for the horticulturally minded and a colourful and uplifting experience. Covering a vast area of specially landscaped woodland near Venlo in the province of North Limburg, close to the German border, Floriade 2012 comprises five separate areas, linked by tree-lined avenues, each with its own theme. In addition to our full day visit to Floriade we will also have the opportunity to visit some of the thirty or so private gardens that will be open in Amsterdam under the Open Garden Days scheme, plus the famous model gardens at Appeltern.
25 – 28 June 2012
Lakeland Private Gardens – 3 Nights from £395.00
As well as being an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Lake District has some stunning gardens. With the help of Diane Hewitt, the Cumbrian County Organiser for the National Gardens Scheme, we have selected some of the best private gardens along with some more famous properties to create a garden tour full of interest and variety.
*(Brightwater Holidays will donate 12.5% of each booking to the NGS as well as the garden admission price)
NGS have also arranged an exclusive departure date with Brightwater to the Floriade in Holland, which promises to be one of the biggest and most colourful horticultural events of 2012.
6 – 10 September 2012
Private Gardens of Cornwall – 4 Nights from £495.00
Think of Cornwall and you think of large and famous gardens; ambitious restoration projects and the hi-tech biomes of Eden. Yet tucked away down the green lanes, hidden behind the high hedges, are a multitude of less well-known, privately-owned gardens, worthy of a closer look. With the help of William Croggon, the Cornwall County Organiser for the National Gardens Scheme, we have selected ten of the best for our exclusive tour, which takes us off the beaten track and away from the bright lights and uncovers the hidden gems of Cornwall.
For full details of these gardening tours of NGS gardens or any other tours please visit www.brightwaterholidays.com, telephone 01334 657155 and quote NGS or email email@example.com