It may feel like the very depths of winter just at the moment, but within a few weeks snowdrops will begin to appear in gardens across the UK and crocuses will not be far behind them. When that happens we will know for sure that spring is just around the corner.
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Choose your very own Garden Tour

Kew Horticultural Society enjoying a group tour to the gardens of West Wales in June this year.

If you would like to go on a group garden holiday in 2022

Horticultural Holidays

"Although it is always the gardens and plants that are my primary focus, I think my favourite thing about leading Brightwater tours has to be the people. I have met so many lovely people on tours over the years - several that have become good friends to this day. I particularly enjoy hearing about people's backgrounds; everyone has a story to tell and there is nothing better than after a long day touring than settling down for a relaxed chat over a good meal, preferably with a glass or two of good wine as well"

We've rounded up a number of Tony's 2023 tours, should you wish to travel with him, and he is looking forward to meeting more Brightwater guests next year.

Winter Garden Afternoons at Plas Cadnant

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New café at Batsford Arboretum open for business

Visitors to Batsford Arboretum near Moreton-in-Marsh can now enjoy breakfast, lunch or coffee in their new-look café following an extensive refurbishment this year. The Garden Terrace Café, which sits within…

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The Glorious Gardens of Cheshire

The Glorious Gardens of Cheshire For a plant and garden enthusiast, Cheshire has it all: formal parks and gardens, mountain, moorland and estuary landscapes, exotic plants and arboretums – and…

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Head Gardener’s Winter Highlights at Batsford Arboretum

Head Gardener’s Winter Highlights at Batsford Arboretum December: Following the mild temperatures in November, we are already seeing the early signs of snowdrop shoots forming (as well as Hellebore flowers)…

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The Great Cedar at Painshill

Painshill’s Great Cedar chosen as one of 70 Ancient Trees dedicated for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee The tree at Painshill in Cobham, Surrey, is part of a UK-wide network of…

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Frosted Leaves

Avening Court in Winter

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Orange Peel' WISLEY

Chimonanthus praecox Kingston Bagpuize

Cornus florida 'Rainbow'

Fothergilla major