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About Trevor Edwards Gardens

With some 40 years experience in horticulture Trevor has interests in Garden Design, Consultancy & Project Management, Garden Tours, Writing, TV & Radio Broadcasting. As a Lifelong Horticulturist his main focus is on Garden + Landscape Design & Consultancy. He has undertaken many small and larger projects working directly with Clients and also through other professionals such as Architects & Planners.

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22/4/2019
Day 1 The Brightwater Holidays - “Arts & Gardens of Florence” The day was mostly a Travel Day. However, after an early check-in at the hotel the Guests had a free afternoon to get to know the city centre of Florence.
17/4/2019
14.10 About to go live on Radio U105 with Carolyn Stewart
16/4/2019
Day 6 of the Brightwater Villas & Gardens of Sicily Tour No2. The long scenic drive from Ragusa - Palermo with an afternoon visit to the Fab Botanic Garden in Palermo.
14/4/2019
Day 5 of the Brightwater Villas & Gardens of Sicily Tour No2. Ragusa - The morning was spent at the fabulous herb nursery Gli Aromi. In the afternoon the group enjoyed some free time to explore the UNESCO village of Ragusa Ibla
13/4/2019
Day 4 of the Brightwater Villas & Gardens of Sicily Tour No2. Today the group departed Giardini Naxos to stay two nights nr Ragusa. On route we first visited the gardens at Villa Borghese guided by Virginia followed after lunch with a tour of the gardens of San Giuliano with the incomparable Rachel Lamb.
10/4/2019
Day 2 of the Brightwater Villas & Gardens of Sicily Tour No2. First of the day was an early morning visit to Mount Etna. A lovely sunny day but strong cold wind. Great visibility.
The 2nd Visit was a guided tour of the Etna Botanic Garden at Villa Trinità by Owner Salvatore Antonia Bonajuto followed by a delicious traditional Sicilian Lunch prepared by Marina Antonia Bonajuto.
What a privilege! And, we were blessed with fine weather all day!
9/4/2019
Brightwater Hols 2nd Villas & Gardens of Sicily. After lunch in Naxos old town we checked into the marvellous Sant Alphio Garden Hotel & Spa.
9/4/2019
Great to be back in Sicily for the 2nd Villas & Gardens Tour of Sicily. To avoid repetition, I’ll try to bring you new stories or “angles” on stories.
Here is the first New Story. Having arrived in Catania around 11.00 we made our way to Giardini Naxos to visit the Museum and Archeological Area of Naxos. I have wanted to visit here in the past but alas there never was enough time - today there was. After lunch we checked into the marvellous Sant Alphio Garden Hotel & Spa.
Enjoy the pics.
2/4/2019
A few pics of the final day of the Brightwater Tour of the Villas & Gardens of Sicily. All pic in Palermo.
30/3/2019
Day 5 of the Brightwater Holidays tour of the Villas & Gds of Sicily. After our magnificent nursery lunch we headed for some free time in the hilltop UNESCO village of Ragusa.
In the centre of Ragusa we enjoyed an unscheduled visit to the private home and an impromptu piano recital by my new friend Maestro Salvatore Appiano - a very moving experience.
See and hear a second Video
30/3/2019
Day 5 of the Brightwater Holidays tour of the Villas & Gds of Sicily. After our magnificent nursery lunch we headed for some free time in the hilltop UNESCO village of Ragusa.
In the centre of Ragusa we enjoyed an unscheduled visit to the private home and an impromptu piano recital by my new friend Maestro Salvatore Appiano - a very moving experience. See and hear one of the Videos.

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30/3/2019
Day 5 of the Brightwater Holidays tour of the Villas & Gds of Sicily. After departing our lovely hotel, our first visit was to Gli AROMI (a unique Sensory Nursery) for a Guided Tour with the enthusiastic owner Enrico. After a magnificent nursery lunch we headed for some free time in the hilltop UNESCO village of Ragusa.
In the centre of Ragusa we enjoyed an unscheduled visit to the private home and an impromptu piano recital by my new friend Maestro Salvatore Appiano - a very moving experience.
See next post for videos.

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29/3/2019
Day 4 of the Brightwater Holidays tour of the Villas & Gds of Sicily. Today we departed the Hellenia Yachting Hotel in Giardini Naxos to head south to visit two wonderful gardens. For our first visit - il Giardini del Biviere, Villa Borghese, Lentini, Siracusa and after lunch to Giardini di San Giuliano Estate in Villasmundo Melilli.
28/3/2019
Brightwater Holidays tour of the Villas & Gds of Sicily. Day 3 - a day in Taormina and the Italian National Monument that is Casa Cuseni. The Casa is immersed in a fabulous historic and esoteric garden with 13 panoramic terraces overlooking the bay of Naxos and Mount Etna. A few of us also managed a visit further up the mountain to Castelmola, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy Sicily.
27/3/2019
Day 2 Brightwater tour of the Villas & Gardens of Sicily- The 2nd Visit to day was to the unique Etna Botanic Garden at “Villa Trinity”.
27/3/2019
Day 2 Brightwater tour of the Villas & Gardens of Sicily- Visit to Mount Etna and to the unique Etna Botanic Garden at “Villa Trinity”.
26/3/2019
In position ready to start the first of two Brightwater Holidays tours this spring of the Gardens & Villas of Sicily.
18/3/2019
Be one of the first to get sight of the 2020 Brightwater Brochure.
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15/3/2019
As a member of the Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Trust committee, myself and a few of the other Committee members spent a day in Kilkenny working on the details for the 27th Annual Conference to be held in Kilkenny Castle at 18.30 on Thursday 3rd Oct to 14.30 Saturday 5th October 2019. The Topic is: "In Celebration of the ROSE" - the roll of the Rose in Garden Design, Art and Floristry. Please keep an eye on the web site www.nihgt.org for more details.
5/3/2019
Day 6 Final day of the “Gardeners World Magazine” Tour (proudly operated by Brightwater Holidays) of the Gardens of the French Riviera and Menton Lemon Festival. first a few pic of the St. Nicholas' Russian Orthodox Cathedral and then The Jardin Exotique de Monaco.

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Trevor is a frequent contributor to the Radio U105 and BBC NI radio programme Gardeners Corner. He has  presented television gardening on BBCtv, RTE and UKGold.

He is widely regarded as an expert and regularly lectures on the Gardens of Ireland and has lectured in many parts of the world on the topic. He acts as an expert guide to Garden Tour operators and runs Plantsman's Garden Tours which offers Expert Guiding and specialist Garden tours into and out of Ireland.

He has worked closely with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Tourism Ireland to promote Garden Tourism into Northern Ireland & the Rep of Ireland.

Trevor is honoured to be a member of the Garden Writers Association. He contributes regularly to various magazine and tourism publications.

He also greatly interest in the Gardens of Italy and has even undertaken some garden consultancy work in the Sorrento area!

Other interests include: Sailing, Architecture, Conservation, Restoration, Garden History and Photography

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