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A Range of Heritage & Garden Tours

Brookland Travel
BROOKLAND TRAVEL
Established 1999


 
WELCOME TO BROOKLAND TRAVEL - A SPECIALIST TOUR OPERATOR FOR THE VERY BEST IN ESCORTED UK HERITAGE AND GARDEN TOURS
 

Since 1999, Brookland Travel have been specialising in unique itineraries with below average tour numbers for your maximum enjoyment.  Escorted special interest tours and holidays for individuals and custom made Group travel (clubs/organisations and associations) are available from Brookland Travel - Established in 1999.  Escorted garden tourshistory tours and cultural breaks exploring our built and natural English heritage

Our creative, quality escorted short breaks take place throughout the UK and some European destinations. Discover glorious gardens, stately homes, stunning countryside, vibrant cities and towns that are abundant with fine architecture and culture, islands that are "off the beaten track" and castles where intriguing and exciting historical events have taken place.

Where possible we include private and lesser known properties that compliment the tour theme.  Travel with like-minded people and be accompanied by one of our specialist guides who will share their knowledge in subjects ranging from history, gardens, art, architecture and archaeology, to name just a few themes. We operate the majority of our tours with a smaller number of participants to ensure a more personal experience. Julian Humphrys. historian, author and guide escorts most of the historical Tours Through Time short breaks.

A SUPERB AND SPECIAL NEW GARDEN TOUR PROGRAMME 2017 

We have enhanced our popular garden tour programme to ensure that you have the very best experience possible.

  • A dedicated horticultural tour leader and a Brookland tour leader for most tours

  • A additional range of pick up points in Hampshire, Wiltshire and West Sussex and assistance and advice on joining our tours if you live outside these areas

  • Smaller groups - our tours will be limited to 30 -35 garden lovers

  • Personal service from our friendly office team

  • Scope for new destinations and some of the very best private gardens available to view

PROFESSIONAL HORTICULTURAL TOUR LEADERS

We are delighted that Andy McIndoe and his wife, Ra, will host some of our tours as horticultural leaders in 2017.

Andy has over 40 years experience in retail and production horticulture and is a regular contributor to a number of magazines, blogs and BBC Radio.   Andy has been responsible for no less than 25 consecutive Gold Medal winning exhibits at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 

Joining them as our professional and experienced tour leaders are Duncan Coombs, who has led garden tours for Brookland since 2000 and Jim Hart, an experienced garden tour leader and qualified horticulturist. Other regular and popular garden tour leaders will continue to host our tours. 

To see all garden tours - click on Garden Tours Image Top Right Hand of This Page

COMING SOON - TWO NEW GARDEN TOURS LATE SUMMER/AUTUMN 2017

WESTONBIRT AND AUTUMN COLOUR IN THE WELSH BORDERS WITH ANDY MCINDOE

22/25 OCTOBER 2017: BASED AT THE CHASE HOTEL, ROSS-ON- WYE ***

 GARDENS OF SOUTH WALES - AUGUST 2017

TOURS THROUGH TIME 2017 - DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Liquid London - "The River Thames through Time" - 11/13 March 2017

Historic Cambridgeshire - 27/30 March 2017

Historic Dorset - 25/28 April 2017

Historic Lincoln - 9/12 May 2017

Guédelon - Building a Medieval Castle from Scratch  - 16/19 May 2017

Historic Shropshire - 25/28 June 2017

Treasures of Birmingham and The National Memorial Arboretum - 11/13 October 2017

See the Tours Through Time page for the current programme.

Register for further information now



Gardens and Villas of the Italian Lakes

Italy with Andy McIndoe and Brookland Travel. Fine Gardens and Villas of Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Orta. 09/14 April 2017 La Palma Hotel, Stresa, Italy ****. From: £1075.00 plus group flight or own travel arrangements to Italy/Stresa (see costing/travel information page)

09/04/2017  - 14/04/2017   AVAILABLE

FROM £1075
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Channel Island Gardens with Andy McIndoe

Channel Island Gardens - Guernsey, Herm and Sark - 08/12 June 2017. The Moores Hotel, St Peter Port, Guernsey ***. From: £890 not including group flight/ferry or own travel arrangements to Guernsey (see costing/travel information on factsheet)

08/06/2017  - 12/06/2017   AVAILABLE

FROM £890
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Harrogate Spring Flower Show - 20/23 April 2017

From The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate ****


FROM £581
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DAVID AUSTIN ROSES, SHROPSHIRE AND WELSH BORDER GARDENS

A private tour of the David Austin Rose Garden, considered to be one of the finest rose gardens in the world and home to over 700 varieties in a breathtaking display of fragrant blooms. Superb Shropshire Gardens including Wollerton Old Hall, Powis Castle and Glanservern Gardens. Also Coughton Court Garden in Warwickshire en route

18/06/2017  - 21/06/2017   AVAILABLE

FROM £593 per person
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Garden Tours

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING...

"We had a glorious three day tour, everything ran like clockwork. Wendy was a lovely efficient guide, the hotel was perfect, the food delicious and the sun shone apart from Friday morning at The Garden House – didn’t spoil it of course!! I have had many comments on the success of the tour and this is down to you all at Brookland – thank you very much for all your organising and we will now have to work out where our next trip might take us! We will be in touch and thank you again. Kind regards Mary Spires June2016

Mary Spires , Winterslow Horticultural Society

"Glasgow and Ayrshire – September 2015 - Well, what a tour! It all went very well and many of our members have emailed me to say how much they enjoyed it. Thanks so much for putting this one together for me – and most importantly, I can’t praise Elisabeth Burns too highly. She has a remarkable recall of detail. I was at the front of the bus with her, as you would expect, and most of her information was delivered without script! Jim, the driver, a jolly dour Scot, was great fun and got us out of a few scrapes! Very best wishes

John (Outings Secretary) NADFAS Society , West Midlands

Heritage and Garden Tours

Brookland Travel are a special interest tour operator in Dorchester, Dorset, providing garden tours, cultural holidays, English heritage short breaks and more throughout the UK and Europe.

Registered Address: 26 Middlemarsh St, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 3FD. Reg No 03819803

© Brookland Travel 2017