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Brookland Travel
BROOKLAND TRAVEL
Established 1999

Brookland Travel

 
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS AS A SPECIALIST TOUR OPERATOR  - FOR THE VERY BEST IN ESCORTED UK AND EUROPEAN HERITAGE AND GARDEN SHORT BREAKS
 

Brookland Travel was established in 1999.  Escorted garden tourshistory tours and cultural breaks exploring our built and natural English heritage

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2021 SHORT BREAKS AND HOLIDAYS - Finally, some good news!  We aim to commence our programme at Easter in 2021, commencing with a small group short break to the Isles of Scilly and Tresco Abbey Gardens - an island escape that is close to home.  We are now firming up an inspiring programme of short breaks and holidays, mainly staycations, now that we can be more confident about the prospect of travel in 2021. Rest assured that our customer safety is priority and therefore we will be going above and beyond the guidelines at any given time in the year ahead. Whilst some tours commence in Winchester, Salisbury and Romsey (direct line from London) you also have the option to make you own way to the hotel.  We will help you find the best solution to join a tour.

We are looking forward to welcoming returning and new customers in 2021.

DON'T MISS OUT IN 2021 - REGISTER YOUR INTEREST EARLY AS OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS COULD  BE EVEN SMALLER IN 2021 -  USUALLY 25 -28 PERSONS PER TOUR. 
NO DEPOSIT PAYABLE UNTIL 1/2/2021 (AT THE EARLIEST)
SHOULD WE CANCEL YOUR TOUR DUE TO COVID 19 DEPOSITS AND BALANCES PAID WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO A NEW TOUR DATE OR FULLY REFUNDED
Do check this website regulary for updates on escorted special interest tours and holidays for individuals.  Are you a Group Leader? Brookland have over 20 years of experience in Group travel (Garden Clubs, Horticultural Clubs and Societies, U3A, National Trust Groups etc).   
 
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Listed below are some of our expert tour leaders.

PROFESSIONAL HORTICULTURAL TOUR LEADERS

ANDY  MCINDOE.  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 and his charm, experience and  horticultural knowledge ensure his popularity with Brookland clients, having led a varied selection of our UK and European  garden tours since 2003.

www.andymcindoe.com

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DUNCAN COOMBS  (BSc Hons Botany and Master of Horticulture) has led garden tours for Brookland since 2000.   Duncan is a part-time lecturer and RHS advisor at Pershore (Warwickshire) College. 

SUE FISHER. Sue's extensive horticultural career spans over 35 years, starting with training and a decade in the garden centre and nursery trade before developing into an accomplished garden writer, designer and speaker.  Her designs have transformed numerous private gardens of all sizes, from courtyard to clifftop.  In her spare time she loves gardening where she lives in the Tamar Valley and exploring the beautiful cost and country of Devon and Cornwall on foot, boat and bike,

www.suefishergardens.co.uk

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JULIAN HUMPHRYS

See the Tours Through Time page for the current heritage and historical programme, mainly led by popular historian and guide, Julian Humphrys.  Julian has been leading tours for Brookland since 2003 and he injects a huge amount of fun and wit to complement an exhaustive historical knowledge.

 

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An Island Escape to the Isle of Wight including Osborne House and Gardens - led by popular tour leader, Julian Humphrys

Small Group Touring featuring pre-booked entry to Osborne House with plenty of time to admire the extensive gardens or to walk to the private beach. We take a leisurely drive around the island, to discover 800 years of history and the Princess Beatrice Garden at Carisbrooke Castle, exotic plants inside and out at Ventnor Botanic Garden and much more.

26/09/2021  - 29/09/2021   AVAILABLE

From £746 Per Person
Book Now : 01305 259467



GARDENS OF SOUTH DEVON INCLUDING KEITH WILEY'S WILDSIDE GARDEN

This two-night, three day fully escorted tour visits specially selected gardens in South Devon including a private visit to Wildside, a highly acclaimed garden and plant nursery. This innovative and artistic garden has been created by the former Head Gardener of the nearby "Garden House" at Buckland Monochorum.

27/05/2021  - 29/05/2021   AVAILABLE

PRICE FROM £TBA per person
Book Now : 01305 259467



HISTORIC SCOTLAND FROM EDINBURGH TO INVERNESS

HISTORIC SCOTLAND FROM EDINBURGH TO INVERNESS WITH JULIAN HUMPHRYS

16/05/2021  - 20/05/2021   AVAILABLE

FROM£954
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Richard lll, Henry Tudor and the end of The Wars of The Roses

This three day tour is based at the superb William Cecil Hotel in the beautiful and historic town of Stamford and we take an in-depth look at the closing years of the Wars of the Roses with Julian Humphrys. Julian, an accomplished historian, is a very popular guide with Brookland Travel clients.

23/05/2021  - 26/05/2021   AVAILABLE

PRICE FROM £665 per person
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Garden Tours

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING...

"Just to thank you for all your arrangements, everything worked very well, taxi turned up on time and was very helpful

Mr and Mrs K M , Worcestershire

"What a great success the holidays has been. Everyone seemed happy with their paperwork and communications. The hotel was good and the staff were very helpful. The coach was excellent, a new vehicle, comfortable and with air.con and the driver was superb. Julian was an excellent guide and pitched his guiding and preambles absolutely right. The venues were all good -some people preferred some places to others quite naturally but there was good variety.

National Trust Group (HD) , Wiltshire

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

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