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Garden Tours for 2010

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Donna Dawson achieved her master gardener certificate in 1995, through the University of Alberta Devonian Botanic Garden. She is a current member of the Royal Horticultural Society as well as the Garden Writers Association, Affiliate Member Canadian Institute of Travel Counselors and member of the North American Travel Journalists Association.

In 1998 Donna began organizing and hosting gardening tours to England and Europe . Her custom designed garden tours, which can include destinations such as Paris, London, Amsterdam, Belgium, Nice, Florence, China, Ecuador and Dublin as well as flower shows in Florida, Chelsea, and the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, change yearly due to repeat guests. The tours have become well known for bringing gardeners together to share in the joy of seeing how others garden and to go home with both great memories and new found friends, which is why some gardeners travel with Donna year after year.

2010 Tours
                   Ecuador                                                                                        Jan
                   Thailand
                                                                                       Feb
                   India                                                                                              Mar
                   China                                                                                            April
                   Chelsea                                                                                         May
                   Blooms                                                                                          July


Gardening Tours
Gardening Tours Travel Website
866-642-7120


 


Cameroon
  
The Limbe Botanical and Zoological Gardens (LBZG) are internationally recognised as one of the most active gardens in tropical West and Central Africa. It serves as a natural gateway to the Mount Cameroon region, one of the world's biodiversity hotspots. Nestled at the foot of Mount Cameroon, Limbe Botanical and Zoological Gardens (LBZG) are the natural gateway for tourists, environmental scientists and all those interested in one of the world's 25 'biodiversity hotspots'. LBZG's peaceful and natural surroundings are ideal for reflection, workshops and conferences. Mount Cameroon is the only mountain in Africa rising direct from sea level to over 4000m and the survival of some forest through the range 0-2500m is an especially important feature. This unique location offers easy assess to various habitats including volcanic landscapes and high altitude grasslands, montane and evergreen rainforests, coastal mangroves and wetlands.

Limbe Botanical and Zoological Gardens   
Limbe Botanical Travel Website
+237 333 2620




England   

All days are carefully constructed to balance beautiful gardens with historical fact and allegory, amusing anecdotes in an informal group setting. Each day is packed with superb gardens, a great lunch and the opportunity to meet with like-minded garden enthusiasts from all over the world.

Let Franki McCabe and British Garden Tours show you some of the enchanting gardens of the British Isles. The gardens of Britain, unsurpassed for their beauty and variety, are a continual source of pleasure and surprise. Thanks to the benign influence of the Gulf Stream, the gardens of Western Scotland enjoy very mild weather. Logan Botanic Garden is planted with semi-tropical tree ferns, cabbage palms (Cordyline australis) and many rare and exotic plants from the southern hemisphere. These conditions contrast sharply with southeastern England where Beth Chatto has created a 20th century garden that flourishes in low rainfall and chilly easterly winds.

British Garden Tours   
http://www.britishgardentours.co.uk/index.htm        



Victoria, BC, Canada   

With Victoria's mild climate, gardening is a year round passion which has resulted in an abundant array of gardens world renowned for their beauty and individual charm. Joan Looy, of Victorian Garden Tours, taught at and headed a Victoria Community College department for over twenty years. She then decided to follow her passion for gardening by offering garden tours featuring wonderful private gardens that were only rarely available to visiting garden enthusiasts.

Victorian Garden Tours   
http://www.victoriangardentours.com/index.php    
250-380-2797



Holland   

Expo Garden Tours was established in 1988 to provide individual garden enthusiasts an opportunity to visit and explore the world’s finest public and private gardens.To enhance the travel experience, knowledgeable tour managers accompany our tours. Local horticulturists, head gardeners and garden owners are often scheduled to join us to offer additional insight and perspective. Art and Gardens of Holland: covering the top private gardens, museums and floating markets in the Netherlands.  

Expo Garden Tours   
http://www.expogardentours.com/tour3.htm    
800-448-2685   
April 19 - 26, 2008


 
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