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  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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,...
  6. Namibia – Deserts, Dunes and Canyons

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    Landscapes, Geology, Flora and Fauna Superlative landscapes, fascinating geology, wide open panoramas punctuated with Camel thorn trees (Acacia eriolobum), the towering dunes of the Namib desert and on to the coast, Namibia is superbly diverse. Our new tour is being finalised after extensive research last autumn. The central and southern...
  7. WESTERN CAPE – Susan’s visit to South Africa

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    I am travelling in the Western Cape visiting wonderful private gardens here in early summer. Everywhere a warm welcome is given by the owners, the gardens at their best and with beautiful weather, it does not seem like November. The backdrop to these gardens is the landscape of majestic mountains...
  8. Menton – Autumn 2012

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    A good weekend of rain early in September has ensured some glorious gardens for our early October tour. The effect will ensure a second spring as the plants revive after the heat of summer. Italianate in style, on terraces with ancient gnarled olive trees, some formal and some with superb...
  9. Normandy Gardens

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    I have just discovered some good gardens with great design and sumptuous plantings in Normandy. This is in preparation for a tour there in September 2013. I am even keen to develop new ideas in my own garden! Full details available in early 2013.