The isle of Tiree
The isle of Tiree

Tour Managers

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Tour Manager


Alastair Walker
Alastair Walker

A native of Inverness with a rural background, Alastair’s knowledge of Scotland is wide ranging, from the Northern Isles and the Hebrides to Perthshire, Galloway and the Borders.

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Colin Crosbie
Colin Crosbie

Colin Crosbie was the Head Gardener to Her Majesty The Queen Mother in Windsor prior to taking up the position of Curator at RHS Garden Wisley. His extensive horticultural knowledge and experience coupled with his good humour have established him as one of Brightwater’s most popular guides.

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Julia Corden
Julia Corden

Julia Corden, formerly Garden Manager at the Explorer's Garden in Pitlochry and currently President of the Scottish Rock Garden Club, has led numerous Brightwater tours to every corner of the globe.

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Kate Williamson
Kate Williamson

Kate Williamson is one of our most popular tour managers, largely on account of her obvious passion for Italy, her adopted country.

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Mike Nelhams
Mike Nelhams

Mike Nelhams is the Curator of Tresco’s Abbey Gardens and one of Brightwater Holidays’ most popular and well-travelled garden experts.

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Peter Yeoman
Peter Yeoman

Peter Yeoman was, until recently, Head of Cultural Heritage at Historic Scotland, with responsibility for the archaeology and the knowledge base for the estate of 345 properties in their care.

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Tony Russell
Tony Russell

A former Head Forester at Westonbirt Arboretum, Tony Russell is widely regarded as one of Britain's leading authorities on trees and shrubs, having written 18 books and presented many programmes for both TV and radio.

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Trevor Edwards
Trevor Edwards

Award Winning Garden Designer, Writer and Broadcaster Trevor Edwards in one of our busiest and most popular garden Tour Managers, and has led many garden tours around the world.

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Celebrity Guest


Christine Walkden
Christine Walkden

Christine Walkden first grew flowers and vegetables on her allotment aged ten to sell to her teachers and neighbours. During her career, she has worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and has presented Gardeners’ World.

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Helen Yemm
Helen Yemm

Helen Yemm, is the author of The Telegraph’s gardening column, Thorny Problems.

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Other Guides


Kate Williamson
Kate Williamson

Kate Williamson is one of our most popular tour managers, largely on account of her obvious passion for Italy, her adopted country.

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