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  1. Johannes – A Guide in Namibia

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    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.   During our tasty picnic lunch prepared by the guides, Johannes told me of his achievement of training to become a wildlife guide, a prestigious job in Namibia. His family from northern Namibia are small-holders and cattle breeders.  Johannes was the youngest and while his brothers and sisters went to school, he was given the task of herding the cattle... read more
  2. In Sicily: a crossroads of history

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      Eastern Sicily is a land of citrus fruit and wine estates, where superb gardens with collections of plants from around the globe reflect the rich heritage of this fascinating Mediterranean island. From Ortigia in the south to Mt Etna in the north, we discover a varied and beautiful landscape,...
  3. A tapestry garden in Provence

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      A jewel that changed the face of gardening in Provence: the exceptional La Louve in the village of Bonnieux.  A terraced hillside is the perfect canvas for the creation of a garden on several levels featuring indigenous plants of the region and marrying them with natural materials from the...
  4. Le Jardin Plume

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      A highlight of our September tour in northern France: A beautiful, airy garden created with the lightest touch –as its name, Le Jardin Plume or the Feather Garden, suggests – around a traditional farmhouse in Normandy. A centrepiece is the apple orchard with its square mirror pond and wide,...
  5. Autumn Update

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    I am just back from our wonderful tour to eastern Sicily staying in Taormina and Ortiga/Siracusa.  We discovered some beautiful gardens, met owners or head gardeners and tasted delicious food in their homes.  In all it gave everyone a chance to experience Sicilian life at many levels. Though the countryside...
  6. South Africa: Gardens of the Cape

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    Gardens offering a wide range of flora, vineyards as far as the eye can see, wild flowers unique to the region, magnificent ocean views and warm hospitality – a memorable tour of the Cape region of South Africa in November 2016. Our arrival at Cape Town is awesome: We have...
  7. Namibia: Deserts, Dunes and Canyons

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    An exploration of the landscapes and geology, the wildlife and flora of a remarkable land during November 2016. Coming closer to nature with almost every step, our group of ten travellers discovers an astonishing wealth of landscapes from high plateaux and mountains to desert and sand dunes, as well as...
  8. Africa Special

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    I am nearing the end of three very enjoyable and successful tours in Africa this autumn and have been hearing much about David Attenborough’s fascinating Planet Earth II series. Namibia, Botswana and South Africa have so much to offer and especially for those with the an interest in various aspects...
  9. Namibia

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    Namibia, what better name for a country which translates as ‘the place with no people’. The country is more than twice the size of Germany with population of only 2 million people. Namibia is not only a national treasure with its dynamic colourful landscapes but a literal treasure as one...