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
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!
Chelsea 2014 – Come Be Inspired!!Ireland 2014 – it will take your breath away!India 2014 – The Taj Mahal and so much more!Gardens & Grapes Tour in Argentina…a Perfect Combination!Israel Tour 2014 – This tour has it all!
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minute news from me on where I am and what is happening.
2014 Tours Please check on the left hand
side of this page for what is coming in 2014 – what an incredible
choice you have to join me in 2014 on a tour … and check back often
for more being added.
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,
'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