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 Designeers 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.
05 – 20 March 2018
A chance of a lifetime to see wildlife and flora in northern Namibia, the Zambezi strip and in the Chobe river floodplains all in the lush green season. Travel on into the Okavango Delta, a paradise for birds and wildlife. Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is another wonder on the tour. Small group of eight and superb lodge accommodation. A few place still remaining.
I met Johannes, our guide, on a recent visit to the Desert Rhino Camp in Damaraland, north west Namibia.
We spent a full day wild black rhino trekking and were thrilled to have a close sighting of a mother and calf – registered by the Save The Rhino Trust monitors as Topknot and Troy.
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.
Morocco is fascinating. Starting in Marrakech, we then cross the majestic Atlas mountains, descend the lush date palm Draa valley to the desert edge and spend three nights in luxury tents in the Sahara dunes, we discover grasses, shrubs and even wild rocket and their culinary and medical uses…Find out more…
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…Find out more…
In November we head to southern Namibia to discover the red dunes of the Kalahari desert, the spectacular Namib desert with the huge dunes at Sossusvlei. We visit Fish River Canyon, an amazing geological phenomenon (the world’s second largest after the Grand Canyon) where quiver trees and red aloes (Aloe gariepensis) grow. This tour is known to have great diversity…Find out more…
Our tour to South Africa is always very popular. In 2018 a private group are taking this tour but we do hope to offer it again in Autumn 2019.View the 2017 tour…
Our 2018 tour is already fully subscribed. We are repeating this tour with a similar programme and dates in April 2019 which is the best time for gardens and wild flowers.
Please contact the office if you would like your name added to the priority list for our 2019 tour to Iran.