Susan Worner Tours

Namibia – Deserts,
Dunes and Canyons

Sparse landscapes, amazing geology, the Sossusvlei dunes, a private wildlife estate, Kalahari desert and Fish River Canyon. Kudu, springbok, oryx, ostrich and the wetland birds. Extraordinary drought resistant trees: Camelthorn and quiver trees to the lithop stone plants and the ancient welwitchia mirabilis

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Loire in September

An exceptional area of rolling hills, the rivers Loire and Cher, with vines, meadows and forests. In this setting we find historical chateaux with superb decorative potager gardens.

We include the contemporary gardens at the Chaumont Festival, a restored manor house garden and chateaux gardens offering a pleasing balance.

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Provence in September

A particularly good selection of private gardens in Provence, created by leading local landscape designers, has been chosen for this tour. Those in the Luberon are influenced by Nicole de Vesian’s style, with farmhouse or mas gardens around Les Alpilles restored by local designers

We visit the garden created by Nicole at La Louve.

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South Africa –
The Western Cape

November is the best time to see wonderful private gardens. Early summer, the jacaranda and agapanthus are in flower. Country manor house gardens, an amazing plant-collectors garden before heading inland to a superb private wildlife conservation estate in the Little Karoo.

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Welcome to Susan Worner Tours

We continue to organise enjoyable special Garden Tours in 2015 sometimes adding an element of natural history, or cuisine and in addition we impart our knowledge of the region and country you visit. Why not join one of our tours, many do again and again. We have many personal recommendations and people returning on another tour. We were chosen to arrange the RHS Fellows tour to Lake Maggiore and our tours are well-spoken of by Robin Lane Fox.

A selection of some of our forthcoming highlights are listed below:

We delight in a personal approach from the initial booking stage through to well-organised, carefully planned programmes.  Quality and attention to detail are our keywords.  Group sizes are small to allow an unforgettable experience in a relaxed atmosphere with like-minded people who enjoy all aspects of gardens from plants to design.  Nature, landscapes – sometimes borrowed, and excellent cuisine are the added elements.

I look forward to welcoming you on one of our tours this year.

Robin Lane Fox wrote about us in the Financial Times on 07 February 2014 commending our tour to South Africa -The Western Cape Exceptional Gardens and Private Reserves 08 – 20 November 2015.

Robin also wrote about French Gardens Today, our affiliated travel company.

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Find out more information about French Gardens Today Susan Worner Tours are pleased to be arranging a tour to the gardens of Lake Maggiore for the RHS Fellows in April 2015.