Susan Worner Tours

Morocco Gardens

A country of contrasts and superb gardens. Tiled courtyard gardens in Marrakech, country gardens richly planted with roses, orange orchards and potager. Visit the Atlas Mountains, meet friendly Berbers and to Taroudant to explore bustling colourful souks and markets. Visit privately-owned innovative contemporary gardens designed by Arnaud MauriËres & Eric Ossart.

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The Italian Lakes

Concentrating on the wealth of beautiful gardens around Lakes Como and Maggiore, this tour gives a balance between interesting botanic gardens and those of classic Renaissance and later Italian style. The exuberant spring flowers are set against breath-taking scenery with many varieties of azalea, wisteria, cornus, and magnolia.

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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 Lafourcadeís own garden. Others are in the Alpilles near St Remy de Provence, or bastide gardens in the countryside near Aix.

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Venice & the Veneto

The history and beauty of the Veneto region combined with the elegance of formal gardens along canals and behind high walls in Venice. Palladio influenced the country villas and gardens built along the Brenta in the seventeenth century. We stay in the Dorsodoro district just off the Grand Canal and use private boats to visit the gardens. One of our favourite Italian garden tours.

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Welcome to Susan Worner Tours

Our spring season has been most enjoyable with tours to the Italian Lakes, Morocco and Venice. Our Iran tour in April was a great success;  finding swathes of foxtail lilies in the hills and the beautiful Fritillaria Imperialis high in the Zagros mountains were just one of many delights in this beautiful country.

Our 2019 programme is in preparation for full details to be released in early September.  Our destinations will be:

March Morocco Gardens of Marrakech & Taroudant and the Atlas Mountains
April Italy – Spring Gardens of Lakes Como & Maggiore
May Italy – Secret Gardens of Venice and the Veneto
June France – Paris   Chateaux and Town Gardens
September France  – Provence   Private Gardens of Leading Designers based in Hotel La Mirande in Avignon
Sept/October Sicily – Gardens of Eastern Sicily
November Namibia –  Deserts, Dunes and Canyons – Landscapes, Geology, Flora and Wildlife

For all our tours, numbers are limited to ensure a small, convivial group of participants and we recommend you enquire about availability. We can offer to hold places for you on option for eight days.

Our success is due to innovative itineraries and careful attention to detail. We are expanding our bespoke itineraries for private groups of friends and for horticultural societies.

Looking forward to meeting you in 2019.

Susan Worner

South Africa – The Western Cape

Dates: 05 – 18 November 2018.
This tour has been arranged for the Pennsylvanian Horticultural Society. There are a few places unfilled which are now available through Susan Worner Tours.
The maximum group size is 12.
Please contact us for further questions or for availability.

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Namibia – Skeleton Coast

In October we visit the mythical, protected Skeleton Coast Wilderness in the Kunene region, north west Namibia is exceptional in every way. Pristine and secluded with the only access by charter flight to Hoanib, our lodge. Beside visiting the remote coast, we discover desert-adapted elephant herds and giraffe browsing in the dry river beds lined with Camelthorn and Ana trees…

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