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England’s Finest Gardens & Chelsea Flower Show Tour

May 25th - June 2nd, 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.

December 27, 2009

**90 Percent Booked!** Donna Dawson, owner of has been hosting very special tours to the Chelsea Flower Show in London, England since 1998. This year is no exception as it brings together some of the best gardens as decided by past tour guests. Gardens perfect in May to complement the glorious spring colour and exceptional exhibits that are the Chelsea Flower Show. For those into Floral Design, you will delight at all the floral designs and the new Wedding Category. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the ultimate event in the gardening year. It sets the latest gardening trends, features the newest and most desirable gardening products and creates an explosion of colours and scents so leave your gardening gloves at home and travel with us to one of the loveliest places on earth to be inspired and celebrate gardening.

Unpack that bag at the 4 star Copthorne Tara Hotel, because you are in just ONE HOTEL in London for the entire 8 night tour. London - where you will find some of the best attractions in the world, some of the most beautiful buildings in the world, and some of the most incredible gardens in the world…and on this tour, we have chosen the best for you.

Visits include RHS Wisley - Britain's best loved garden with its brand new state of the art Glasshouse, Kew Gardens – one of the world's leading botanic gardens where you will see some very notable plants, exquisite Glass Houses and landscaped grounds. Chelsea Physic Garden - second oldest botanic garden in England and The Garden Museum - one of London's best small garden museums and its exquisite Tradescant 17th century style knot garden. Then out to the country to visit Denmans - a contemporary classic with Afternoon Tea and Borde Hill - a paradise for plants in the heart of Sussex. We visit the late Christopher Lloyds Great Dixter House & Gardens – a garden that has survived his passing and still epitomizes the English country garden and finally Sissinghurst, created by Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson – one of the world's most celebrated gardens in England.

Add to this full English breakfast daily, afternoon tea at Denmans, welcome and farewell dinners, Chelsea Flower Show ticket for full day, Chelsea program, coach and driver on day trips, plus time for you to explore on your own with our Hop on Hop off pass and tips for driver and guide, plus some special treats just for our guests and you have one very good reason to make this the year to come along with us. 1727 British Pounds per person sharing and 500 British Pounds for a single room supplement on this land package.

This tour always books up quickly so if you are interested please visit the tours only site at  Call toll free 1-866-642-7120 or email  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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