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CELEBRATING 18 Years in 2016
Incredible Memories - One Tour at a Time


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2016 Tours

  Incredible India Feb/Mar  
  London Chelsea/Paris May  
  Spain - Gardens & Gaudi June  
  South Africa Oct  
  more to come    

2017 Tours

  Portugal Apr  
  more to come    




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Donna’s Choice of Hotels
For International Flights




We travel as an expression of passion for the world. We travel to ardently pursue all we hope to discover.

We travel to be surprised, so that we don’t stop questioning. We travel to exchange ideas, beliefs and values.

We travel to cultivate compassion, to stretch our hearts and expand our souls. We travel to see someone smile, and smile back at them.


Welcome to our exclusive tours only site! The more I travel, the more I appreciate the words above. As you read them, let them stir in you a desire to perhaps join me one day. I have been blessed to have met some incredible people on these tours…people who share my love of gardens and travel. I will update this area on a regular basis to bring you the latest on the upcoming tours for the current year as well as what to expect in the future. We enjoy a very high rate of repeat guests, and oftentimes they will take more than one tour a year with me, so would urge you to act quickly if there is a tour that interests you. That way you can make sure you are on it with me.

I started hosting garden tours in 1998 because that is what I know best, gardens. I love sharing them with others and the delight I feel when someone sees a garden for the very first time is always a ‘wow’ moment for me. I hope you will go through each of our tour listings and feel the same way that I do, and then come along to really experience them. Of course we also add extra visits to places that are not totally garden related … but if you are a true garden lover, you will enjoy going through my offerings each year. When I travel I am always looking for that memory that will linger in my soul forever and sure enough I have plenty of memories that I trust you will discover and make yourself!

Click on the small video to your left to see a short 3 minute video of me in France that was done by Recreating Eden as part of their extraordinary series…I am so proud to have been a part of this.



The Latest Newsbite…

You can follow me on facebook now… this is the best way to keep in touch for up to the minute news from me on where I am and what is happening. If you can follow both please do as I offer different updates on each!

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All my tours are small group tours and with many repeat tour guests…how lucky am I!

If you have any questions at all on any of my tours, please do get in touch with me at donna@icangarden.com

For Tours going in 2016 – some are ready to be booked now (and are booking) – those will have a click through. For others not ready you will not be able to click on them so send me an email donna@icangarden.com  and I can put you on the list to receive the tour information when it is ready to be booked. Please click on each tour to see the latest updates.

I am working on tours for 2017 as well…I think it is time for me to do a tour to Japan! Stay tuned for more delights….

My tours are all small group tours – lots of repeat tour guests too!


The country had been at the top of my list for literally decades and the fact is that while there I couldn’t wait to round the next corner – so exciting! Of course, the hotels were outstanding and as exotic as one would expect, the people open and welcoming, and the experiences so unique to the country … I loved it! I’d go again in a heartbeat and look forward to my next adventure with you. Thank you again for a dream realized'. Gay, repeat tour guest, India 2014

Most Memorable… My balloon ride had to be most freeing experience, and purely spiritual. Not bad photos either!! Goreme and in particular St. Catherine's Chapel was breathtaking and the Hagia Sofia tied with Topkapi Palace for beauty. My time with you was far too little but always enjoyable. I have great respect. I am still culling through almost 2800 photos. See you definitely again!’ Nan, repeat tour guest, Turkey, 2014

Absolutely stunning gardens. My favourites were West Green – I loved Marylyns passion and the lovely tea and Bourton House Garden – I loved everything about the setting and the knot garden. Wonderful trip, Loved having everything handled right down to not worrying about tipping, classier that way. Donna, you were wonderfully personable and great job on the weather!’ Tricia, Chelsea 2015

The tour was all and so much more than I expected. Each garden was so different. They all had something special for a garden lover. This tour with Donna takes you to places you would never ever see by yourself. It was small, friendly and very well organized. I would travel with Donna again as everything is looked after for you and Donna is very aware of each guests moods.’ Jody, Chelsea 2015

I enjoyed my tour so very much. This was my second South Africa tour with Donna’ Myrna, repeat tour guest, South Africa 2014

Once again I thank you for taking me on a "trip of a lifetime" - a trip chockfull of private and public gardens (how did you find so many to tour?) that took my breath away, studded with other sights and experiences that enabled us to understand the country. Our trip guide Deon, was truly excellent, perfect for our group. Trip details were carefully attended to for our comfort, and as we all know, gardeners are the best people!’ Pat, South Africa 2014

You can also find some of the many comments I have received over the years on the tours I have had the pleasure to host at http://www.gardeningtours.com/testimonials.htm 

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with me at donna@icangarden.com

If you want to get a feel for some of our past tours, just click on the Pix area of our main site http://www.icangarden.com/picttour.cfm 


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Donna Dawson, Master Gardener

Member Region 7 Garden Writers Association
Affiliate Member Canadian Institute of Travel Counselors
Member North American Travel Journalists Association
Member Royal Horticultural Society