Susan Worner Tours

Basel in June

Situated on a strategic position on the Rhine, we visit private gardens in Basel, venture into the rolling wooded Jura hills and discover gardens in villages with attractive half-timbered farmhouses. In addition we visit an exceptional garden, Berchigranges in the French Vosges Mountains.

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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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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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Provence in September

Exceptional collection of privately- owned gardens created by well-known designers are visited. Nicole de Vesian in the Luberon hills influenced many and a highlight is Dominique Lafourcade's own garden. Others are in the Alpilles near St Remy de Provence, or bastide gardens in the countryside near Aix.

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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 have been chosen to arrange the RHS Fellows tour to Lake Maggiore and our tours are well-spoken of by Robin Lane Fox.

We delight in a personal approach from the initial booking stage through to well-organised, carefully planned programmes. Quality is our keyword, attention to detail giving 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.