Lakes Como & Maggiore

Varenna - Gardens of Villa Monastero


Gardens of Marrakech, Taroudant and the Atlas Mountains

Palais Claudio Bravo, Taroudant


Lakes Como & Maggiore

Cannero Lakeside Village


Normandy – Gardens around Rouen and the Coast

Potager garden at Château Miromesnil


Venice – Secret Gardens of Venice and the Veneto

Palazzo Stern, Grand Canal, Venice

South Africa

Gardens of the Western Cape

Gardens of Old Nectar, Stellenbosch

“Your journey with us is a voyage of discovery – of gardens, landscapes, cultures and culinary traditions – an experience rich in variety and a feast for the senses.”

At Susan Worner Tours we have over 25 years’ experience of organising journeys to some of the world’s most fascinating gardens, public and private, and less visited natural and wildlife areas. We specialise in bespoke, accompanied travel for small groups. 

This may be for friends who have a shared interest in gardens and nature, or for members of a botanical society, focusing on an area of particular interest.

On our website, you will find a selection of suggested destinations that, we hope, will pique your interest. However, it is by no means the last word and we will be happy to work with you to design an itinerary to suit your preferences.

We look forward to accompanying you on new voyages of discovery over the coming months.


Gardens of Lyon and the Beaujolais Hills

14th – 21st May 2024

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Early Summer Gardens in Flanders

17 – 22 June 2024 – 2 places available due to cancellation


Markets, Wine and Cucina
15 – 21 October 2024


The Western Cape – Exceptional Gardens and Private Reserves

Tour deferred to 2025

Our destinations

On your journey you will be accompanied by a leader or guide with excellent local knowledge. Every destination is carefully researched, and we are ready to add visits to cultural sites of interest and plan routes through areas of exceptional natural beauty and fascination according to your preference.

Visits to private gardens, often in the company of the owner or head gardener, provide a real insight into their design, execution and maintenance, and a chance to exchange ideas and pitch your questions to the experts.

We select accommodation of a high standard, often in boutique hotels. We choose restaurants where menus feature excellent, seasonal food and locally grown produce, and, where relevant, the wines of the areas we travel in.

In addition, there may be picnics al fresco, memorable meals in a garden setting, and sundowners in the wild – each journey has its special flavour.

You will find a brief overview of possible programmes for each destination by clicking on the above country blocks. For a more detailed itinerary, or to discuss any amendments you may wish to make to accommodate your particular interest, please contact us