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CELEBRATING 16 Years in 2014
Incredible Memories - One Tour at a Time


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2014 Tours

  Incredible India Feb/Mar  
  Turkey - Tulips, Gardens & History Apr  
  Chelsea Flower Show Tour May  
  Ireland June  
  South Africa Oct  

2015 Tours

  Singapore/Bali Mar  
  China Peony Festival Tour Apr  
  London Chelsea May  
  Israel  Gardens & History June  
  Italy - Tuscany Treasures June  
  Australia Nov  

2016 Tours

  Incredible India Feb/Mar  
  Turkey - Tulips, Gardens & History Apr  
  London Chelsea May  
  Bulgaria June  
  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!



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YOU can find all the recaps I have on the trips and tours I have taken at http://www.icangarden.com/picttour.cfm  and there have been many since 1998!

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

2014 Tours
Please click on each tour to read the notices…

For Tours going in 2015 and 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.

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

It absolutely exceeded my expectations, that is why I am on my third tour with Donna. I can rely on the high standards, a varied and interesting itinerary and a delightful host. It was a wonderful mix of gardens and culture. Just keep doing what you do Donna: meticulous advance planning, a sharp and observant mid on the ground and a good mix of activities. A wonderful blend of thanks again Donna. See you on the next one!’ Michele, China 2013

What a great trip you organized! From first landing in Beijing with blue skies to the finale ride early to the Shanghai airport, the timing, sequence of varied activities, selection of sites was ideal. Even more important, everyone on the trip was nice (how is that possible?) and the city guides were good, the national guide kindly solicitous, knowledgeable, self-deprecating, and playful. Donna, I wouldn't have changed a moment on this trip and came away inspired with the beauty, antiquity and imagination of the places we went. Thanks a lot for the hard work and long experience it takes to make such a trip go so smoothly. Your prayers to the gods for fair weather in Beijing, in Luoyang (on peony festival day), and on the Bund make those days stand out. And made it possible to enjoy even the rainy night with the regional dancers and Korean students performing on our boat down and up the Huangpu.’ Jim, China 2013

I highly recommend travel with Donna. Looking forward to Turkey 2014 and would love to know more about South Africa 2014’ Nan, Ecuador 2013

'The Safari Lodge, the great hotels., the great food, the wonderful guide we had in Charl, the fun we had at all the gardens and how interesting it all was., how I will gladly go again (possible in 2014 when you put this trip up again). I enjoyed everything. I do think my favourite thing of all was the Safari Lodge. The rooms were spectacular, the food very good, the service friendly and helpful, the guides and trackers excellent. I’d go there again without a doubt. I just enjoyed the whole experience.’ Lynda, South Africa 2012

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