Flower fields of Japan

Once the cherry blossoms fall, Japan bursts into colour with azaleas, peonies and wisteria creating a crescendo of colour unknown to most international travellers – and not to be missed! This  floral exuberance coincides with Japan’s Golden Week – a…

Nikko Japan

This week we are thrilled that our recent travels through Nikko, Japan will be broadcast on Better Homes and Gardens TV Show starting this Friday 13th July. There is a saying in Japan, from old-timers mostly, “Never say kekko (I’ve…

What a great year

What a great year we had in 2017, traveling the gardens of the world. Here are some of our most memorable tours. Lily paddling Canada in summer is stupendous, and when we found ourselves in one of the most exciting…

Under the cherry blossom

The Japanese have a different way of seeing. When French artists like Monet, Degas and Cezanne first saw Japanese woodblock prints they too were jolted into a new way of seeing. Used to traditional landscape and single point perspectives the…