Overall, 9 1/2 out of 10 - the people were fantastic, we all got on so well and were all complete strangers. There were no cliques, our guide was outstanding and the gardens were lovely.
Thoroughly enjoyable holiday. The Tour leader Tony was able to turn the hiccups into positives. He was very knowledgeable and had excellent people skills. The coach driver needs to be commended for his driving skills and management of difficult and unexpected situations.
The holiday was excellent from start to finish. We visited so many gardens in the few days we were there. Tony, our guide, was so informative not only about the plants and gardens but also about Wales. The coach driver did wonders driving round the narrow roads and tight bends. He kept calm and he too was very helpful. The hotel was lovely - a comfortable, quiet room and staff were very welcoming. The menus varied every evening and the food cooked to perfection. Couldn't fault any of it.
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the Chelsea Garden Show along with Wisley and Savill gardens led by Colin Crosbie. Besides experiencing the beauty of the three gardens we learned so much from Colin who is so knowledgeable and so nice. The size of the tour and the tour group was perfect - not too big and not too small. The members of the tour group were all very congenial. The accomodations in the London hotel and the meals provided were also first rate.
Overall, it was a highly enjoyable and memorable experience. The destinations were well-planned and exciting to visit. Meals were great, the participants were great, and the destinations were great. It was my first organised tour. Having the logistics worked out, all I had to do was sit back & relax and enjoy the experience. I would repeat with another Brightwater tour.
My overall experience was excellent! The pace was smooth, the accommodations were good and the gardens visited were exceptional and varied. What really tied the whole trip together was the tour manager Trevor Edwards, whose superior knowledge of horticulture and people burnished the tour to excellence!