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The BEST Christmas Present for a Gardener

Spring Peony Festival Tour April 2010
by Donna Dawson
by Donna Dawson


Co-Owner of along with her husband Tom.

Owner of which specializes in unique garden tours. Co-author of three garden books and a master gardener.

She is a weekly contributor to and part of the expert panel at with her specialty in gardens.

Donna has appeared on Canada AM, HGTV's Indoor Gardener and Calling All Gardeners. She and her husband were one of the few chosen to do a tv special called "the Garden Tourist" on Recreating Eden and while in China on tour, she was a special guest on China TV. She has also been a featured guest speaker at numerous Canadian gardening events including Canada Blooms and Victoria's Art in Bloom.

October 20, 2009

China - Flower Blossoms & Peony Festival Tour April 6 - 20th, 2010

Thinking of what to give yourself as a Christmas Present this year? Then think no further as this trip is the perfect answer!

We visit some of Chinas most incredible gardens, sights and cities including Beijing, Xian, Luoyang, Suzhou and Shanghai. Gardens that are thousands of years old beckon you to stroll through to capture cherry blossoms and peonies in their full glorious bloom. Gardens that will become your memories!

We will visit the must visit sights like the majestic Forbidden City, the Imperial Gardens, the Summer Palace and Beijing Botanical Gardens. We will visit the truly awesome Great Wall, walk along the beautiful Sacred Way lined with trees and huge statues and so much more.

In Xian we will see one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the world – the Terra Cotta Warriors plus some temples and pagodas. We will see peonies in bloom at the Peony Festival in Luoyang that are not shipped outside the country.

A visit to the incredible Longmen Grottoes, started in 493 and a UNESCO site is also a must see, along with a visit to the Wild Goose Pagoda, both symbolizing the grandeurs of the ancient glories of China.

Suzhou – exquisite gardens to visit plus a canal ride and a visit to the Museum designed by the famous artist and architect I.M. Pei.

In Shanghai it’s more gardens plus their world class museum of Chinese art and culture and a visit to the Bund. PLUS add to this incredible land tour 10 Dinners, All lunches and All breakfasts including special meals, visits to silk, jade, pearl factories and time for shopping, 4 star hotel accommodation, arrival and departure transfers in China, guide and driver tips, two special evening shows, English speaking tour guides, two domestic air flights, train ticket and unforgettable memories.

Visit and get your reservation in on this very special tour today as the 2008 and 2009 tours sold out! We even have a special group air that you can take advantage of out of Vancouver, BC. See the full 15 page tour itinerary for details. Call Donna at 1-866-642-7140 if you require further information or email

This fabulous land price per person sharing is only $3,443 CDN with Single Supplement $912.00 CDN Canada's largest Internet gardening resource site providing free information to gardeners of all experience levels from amateur to master gardeners since 1996. The web site contains thousand of articles, information on gardening books, garden clubs, garden suppliers, hundreds of public gardens and thousands of pictures of famous gardens around the world. Donna Dawson, formerly of St. Albert Alberta Canada, now residing in Panama City, Panama is a co-author of three gardening books. is their tours only site showcasing exceptional garden tours since 1998. 2010 Garden Tours include Ecuador, China Peony Festival, Chelsea Flower Show, India and Thailand/Cambodia.

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