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  1. In Sicily

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    It’s astonishing how much can be packed into a week’s travel. Our October tour of private gardens - and much more besides - from Ortigia-Siracusa to Taormina in eastern Sicily was no exception. In addition to the gardens, we explored the lava fields of Mount Etna, ancient Greek and Roman theatres and a related stone quarry where our guide demonstrated the acoustics by his fine tenor voice.
  2. May 2016 Newsletter

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    May is an exciting time in gardens and despite vagaries of this year’s weather, there is much to see and enjoy. Iris and roses have featured well on recent visits to both gardens of Sicily and around Rome. On the latter tour both Ninfa and the Papal Castel Gandolfo gardens...
  3. Namibia – Suoma who manages a Lodge near Etosha Park

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    On my recent travels in north west Namibia to plan a new tour to the Skeleton Coast, I came across a remarkable young women, Suoma, who warmly welcomed us at the Lodge she manages. Full of enthusiasm, proud of her job, speaking impeccable English and a lovely smile, Suoma told...
  4. Susan Worner Tours Supports Good Causes

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    On my travels I come across people and causes which need encouragement and a donation to help their particular cause.  I would like to tell you more about who the company is making donations to this coming year. Education for All – girls’ education for the Berbers in the Atlas Mountains...
  5. Summer 2015 Newsletter & 2016 Dates

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      I have now come to the end of a superb Spring and Summer season with gardens at their best – much appreciated by everyone. Though some regions are suffering now from drought conditions, we all enjoyed cheerful sunny days discovering a multitude of garden styles, innovative ways of pruning...
  6. Menton, Mimosa and the Lemon Festival – 24 February to 03 March 2015

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    Protected to the north by the mountains, and facing the Mediterranean sea, the mild micro-climate of Menton has encouraged plant collectors to create beautiful gardens amongst the steep terraces of olive groves and citrus trees. Strong elements of Italian design have influenced Menton’s villas and gardens as it remained part...
  7. Namibia Safari Tours

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    Two fabulous repeat tours to Namibia feature in our annual programme with completely different itineraries. Our first tour is in March travelling in the green season in northern Namibia and on to the fabulous Okavango Delta in Botswana plus a day at the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Wildlife and birds...
  8. Summer 2013

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    A wonderful warm and sunny summer season this year and gardens have really benefitted. Our kitchen gardens and orchards are yielding fabulous, delicious produce. Rosa mutabilis chinensis is thriving in my garden reminding me of the Landriana gardens near Rome. This rose grows prolifically under the beautiful Melia azedarach. I...
  9. Normandy Gardens from Dieppe to Bayeux

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    1st – 6 September 2014 This area of Normandy is remarkable for it’s wealth of beautiful gardens. Islands of acid clay soil within a region that is predominantly chalk, plus a mild climate means that the variety of planting styles are very varied. Our visits included several gardens around Varangeville...
  10. South Africa – The Western Cape 2014

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    Exceptional Gardens and Private Reserves 06 – 18 November 2014 Our tour was recommended by Robin Lane Fox in his article appearing in the Financial Times on 07 February.  The gardens in the Western Cape are exceptional; created by enthusiastic, creative gardeners, their range of plants is impressive.  The Mediterranean...