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CELEBRATING 17 Years in 2015
Incredible Memories - One Tour at a Time


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2015 Tours

  Singapore/Bali Mar  
  China Peony Festival Tour Apr  
  London Chelsea May  
  Italy - Tuscany Treasures June  

2016 Tours

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




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Donna’s Choice of Hotels
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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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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. Please click on each tour to see the latest updates.

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

Had a wonderful time. I liked all the gardens, each in their own way. I cannot say which was my favourite as I took something away from each of them. It was ideal for couples and singles alike. Not too many travelers, excellent guides, certainly more that the average group tour. All the small details taken care of. Would and will recommend with hesitation. Thank you Donna as one’s company certainly goes a long way to the success of a trip. Your enthusiasm and love of gardening is reflected in the tour programme, with just enough diversity, without being a garden overload. Each day let us eagerly await the next. Even Leigh has now begun to look forward to implementing some of the ideas gained along the way. Once again thank you. A special mention to our guide Deon. His knowledge and experience made our trip. The attention to detail ensured the smooth running, especially of our wedding anniversary evening.’ Leigh & Debbie from the U.K., South Africa 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour – thank you for providing me with this beautiful experience – revisiting Ireland, its sights, culture, and best of all, the fabulous variety of world class gardens. The friendliness we experienced at all gardens will be something I boast about. The knowledge and kindness experienced was a highlight. Loved Helen Dillon’s garden, June Blake’s Garden was exquisite, June and Jimi taught me so much. Mount Usher was fabulous, Ballyrobert was outstanding. Loved the Irish folklore stories. Mount Stewart could be called the cream of the crop, but I loved every garden experience we had. I can hardly wait to develop my photos which will help me relive this dream trip. Thank you Donna, for everything. Your preparedness, organization, thoughtfulness and casual manner, your friendly personality, truly made this a most memorable travel experience for me. Your garden tour helped me to affirm my passion for gardening. I am now excited to return to my garden, fueled with ideas galore!’ Claudette, Ireland 2014

Top drawer. Really well organized, planned and executed. Good variety of very worthy gardens. Just the right amount of time in the gardens. Always right on time. Really easy going atmosphere – friendliness was in the air. The group was keenly interested in the gardens and plants. A bonus was having guests from Canada, the U.S. France, Australia and South Africa. Well done!’ Janet, repeat tour guest, Chelsea 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

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