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  1. Normandy – Gardens from Dieppe to Bayeux

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    Just a short hop by Eurostar to Lille where we changed to a small coach heading towards Normandy but a visit to a wonderful garden broke our journey.  Maizicourt in Picardie is a small chateau with extensive gardens created by the owners taking the original trees as structure.  Arriving at...
  2. Hidcote Manor volunteers visit Menton

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    Hidcote Manor volunteer guides and gardeners have just been visiting Menton gardens with us. A highlight was the morning in Serre de la Madone, a beautiful Mediterranean garden created by Lawrence Johnston in the 1930s. The sun shone, snow was on the mountains nearby and we all enjoyed lunch with...
  3. Monty Don’s final episode of his French Gardens

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    French gardens on Monty Don’s final programme majored on artistic gardens.  In Provence Nicole de Vesian’s stunning garden La Louve at Bonnieux combines both her contemporary design style with the Provencal landscape of lavender and cherries. Cherry time at the end of May is when we visit Provence and La...
  4. French Gardens featuring in Monty Don’s BBC programmes

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    Chateau de Chenonceau (www.chenonceau.com) on the River Cher in the Loire region, is hauntingly beautiful built astride the river.  Apart from the two formal gardens created by the King’s mistress and then his wife, Chenonceau has a magnificent potager garden with both mouth-watering produce and an abundance of flowers.  A...
  5. Autumn 2013 brochure available now

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    Our Programme for Autumn 2013 is now available in print and online. Please request a printed copy by contacting us: info@susanwornertours.com or +44 (0)1904 651 651. Alternatively, you can now view our latest brochure online by clicking HERE.
  6. New Series On BBC2 – Monty Don’s French Gardens

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    On Friday 1st February at 8pm on BBC2 Monty Don’s new series of programmes starts in which he select some of the best gardens in France. Three consecutive Friday evening programmes cover three distinctive themes:  history, art and food.  Some of these gardens – and their owners, are visited on...
  7. Robin Lane Fox recommends our tours

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    In his article TOUR TALK published on 26 January 2013 Robin Lane Fox highly recommends our July tour to discover the alpine flora high up in the Dolomites. Accompanied by our professional  botanist, Beat Fischer, we walk along flower rich paths at different altitudes each day. To view the full...
  8. South Africa – The Western Cape

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    Exceptional Gardens and Private Reserves Last November the most superb gardens the Cape were visited to establish a new tour.   Most are private and created by their owners with great panache.  Some surround manor houses of wine estates others are extensive gardens of plant collectors.  A Mediterranean climate, acid soil,...