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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 imaginative and carefully designed short breaks take place throughout the UK and in 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.

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. Joining them as 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. 

GARDEN TOURS 2017 -  A NEW AND EXCITING GARDEN TOUR PROGRAMME FOR 2017

We are in the process of updating the website with our 2017 garden tours; for 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
GARDEN HOLIDAYS AND SHORT BREAKS 2017 - CLICK ON GARDEN TOURS TOP RIGHT HAND OF THIS PAGE

OUR WEBSITE IS BEING UPDATED DAILY AND THE FOLLOWING TOURS WILL APPEAR SOON

RHS CHATSWORTH FLOWER SHOW & DERBYSHIRE GARDENS

6/9 JUNE 2017 : BASED AT THE RINGWOOD HALL HOTEL, CHESTERFIELD ***  Tour details available for download 8/12/16

COTSWOLD AND HEART OF ENGLAND GARDENS

12/15 JUNE 2017: BASED AT WROXTON HOTEL, BANBURY*** tour details available for download 8/12/16

NEW TOURS FOR 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



Spring Gardens in Devon and Cornwall

Spring Gardens in Devon and Cornwall - 23/27 April 2017. Andy McIndoe leads this tour based at The Meudon Hotel AA ****, with its own stunning garden and private beach. The mild Cornish climate and exotic plant and seed collecting by 19th century plant hunters have resulted in botanically rich plantings within a diverse range of private and popular gardens.

23/04/2017  - 27/04/2017   AVAILABLE

FROM £780
Book Now : 01305 259467



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
Book Now : 01305 259467



Harrogate Spring Flower Show - 20/23 April 2017

From The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate ****


FROM £581
Book Now : 01305 259467



DAVIS 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...

" Another lovely, lovely tour, beautifully organised and led so ably by Wendy and 'mothered' by Sue. Superbly driven by Graham. Comfortable, peaceful Hotel. Well done....... Happy traveller.............. June 2016

Margaret Davies , Lymington, Hants

"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

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 2016