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Burke’s Backyard in China – Entombed Warriors, Tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi
Entombed Warriors In 1974, three farmers digging a well in a field near Xi’an found fragments of the first, life-sized...
Burke’s Backyard in China – The Forbidden City
Forbidden City The Forbidden City, known as Gugong, is the largest and best-preserved cluster of ancient buildings in China. Completed...
Burke’s Backyard in China – Lion Grove Garden
Lion Grove Garden Don visited Shizi-Lin, known as the Forest of Lions Garden. It contains the largest rocks and...
Burke’s Backyard in England – Leeds Castle
Leeds Castle Leeds Castle, near Maidstone in Kent, is said to be the most romantic and beautiful castle in England....
Burke’s Backyard in England – Sissinghurst
Sissinghurst Don visited Sissinghurst Castle Garden, at Cranbrook in Kent. This garden belonged to a very interesting couple: poet, novelist...
Burke’s Backyard in China – Silkworms
Don visited the Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory Co, Ltd. He looked at silkworms feeding on mulberry leaves, cocoon...
Burke’s Backyard in China – Shanghai Pet Street
Shanghai Pet Street Don visited the Jiangying Lu Bird and Flower Market in Shanghai. The largest of its kind...
Lewis Carroll, in UK
The 2nd most quoted book in the western world was written in a room above the quadrangle at Christ Church...
Lost Gardens of Heligan
Heligan is one of the great archaeological discoveries in horticulture. Created mainly in the 19th century by three generations of...
Roman Baths, UK
Don and the Burke’s Backyard team travelled to the city of Bath, in Somerset. The city is famous for its...
Chelsea Flower Show
The 82nd Annual Chelsea Flower Show was held from Tuesday, May 25 to Sunday, May 28, 2004. The show is...
Leeds Castle, near Maidstone in Kent, is said to be the most romantic and beautiful castle in England. It is...