About Your Guide – Branka
Arbutus Garden Tours’ owner Branka Gaberscik will be accompanying the tour throughout and acting as general guide.
Branka has been working in horticulture for over twenty years, initially in the UK but the past fifteen have been in Ireland. She currently works as a garden manager with a regular client list.
In 2013 Branka completed a dissertation towards her Royal Horticultural Societys’, Master of Horticulture award. It was this work which inspired the concept for Arbutus Garden Tours and its inaugural tour programme, The East to West of Ireland Tour for 2014.
Branka realised that Ireland has a wealth of hidden garden gems which remain undiscovered by the majority. What you need to know is how to find them and that is where Arbutus Garden Tours fits in.
Branka asked herself;
“What is the sort of holiday I would like to have?”
The answer was;
“Visiting those garden paths, less well trodden and enjoying some fabulous food, hotels and like minded company .”
This is what Arbutus Garden Tours aims to do. Give you a thoroughly enjoyable holiday discovering gardens, travelling in comfort and luxuriating in style. This together with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere is what Ireland is so famous for.
The Master of Horticulture (RHS) is designed for horticultural supervisors and managers working in the industry. It is the society’s most prestigious professional horticultural qualification.
“The RHS Awards are a reflection of both horticultural excellence and personal endeavour. They are regarded internationally as being amongst the highest distinctions in horticulture”
The RHS President, Sir Nicholas Bacon Bt OBE DL