Gardens of Jersey
- Experience the gardens of Jersey on this 4-night guided holiday.
- Stay in St. Helier, the capital of Jersey & have time to explore at your own leisure.
- Discover a variety of private and public gardens, including a Jersey Lavender Farm.
- Be accompanied by Frances MacDonald, a qualified and experienced gardener and guide throughout the tour.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To The Gardens of Jersey
Discover the wonderful Gardens of Jersey on this 4-night break and enjoy guided excursions to some of the most beautiful and historic floral locations. Strategically located between the northern coast of France and the southern coast of England, Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands, combines the allure and food of one with the language of the other. This small but beautiful island is renowned for its history, scenery and wonderful beaches. Its perfect climate and tradition of horticulture provides the ideal place for wonderful gardens, both public and private.
Activity Level: Easy
Travel to Jersey
Flight to Jersey
Today, we will meet our garden guide, Frances MacDonald, at Dublin airport for our direct flight to Jersey.
Arrival to your hotel & evening meal
Transfer by private coach to our centrally located hotel in St. Helier, the main town of Jersey and within a short walk to the beach.
We will enjoy a welcome meal together in the hotel this evening.
Le Clos du Chemin Garden, Les Aix Gardens and St. Peter’s Lifestyle and Garden Centre
Le Clos du Chemin Garden and Les Aix Gardens
Depart our hotel this morning for a visit to the private garden of Mrs Lea ‘Le Clos du Chemin’, where Mediterranean plants flourish around the house while the lower terraces have shade-loving species and a hidden Italian garden. Then we visit 'Les Aix', the garden and gallery of the artist, Ariel Whatmore, full of interesting plants and colour schemes, a maze in the form of an artist's palette and formal box hedges around an old Manor House.
St. Peter’s Lifestyle and Garden Centre
Free time for lunch in the wonderful surroundings of St. Brelade’s Bay before we visit the excellent St. Peter’s Garden & Lifestyle Centre.
Evening free to explore the restaurants of Jersey. Frances will advise/escort.
Free morning in St. Helier, Creax Balliot Cottage Garden
Free morning in St. Helier
Free morning to explore the wonders of Jersey, shop in St. Helier or sunbathe and swim on a nearby beach.
Creax Balliot Cottage Garden & Howard Davis Park
We will depart our hotel in the early afternoon for a visit to one of the smallest but most interesting garden in Jersey – Creux Baillot Cottage; guided tour by the owner Judith Queree. Fascinating rare plants and uncommon varieties make this a fascinating plantsperson’s garden with so many clematis that there is one in flower every day of the year. Then we will visit Howard Davis Park, close to St. Helier, this walled park has a wonderful rose garden and shrub borders.
Evening free to explore the restaurants of St. Helier.
Domaine des Vaux Garden, Samares Manor & Garden & Eric Young Orchid Foundation
Domaine des Vaux Garden
Depart our hotel for a morning visit and refreshments at the lovely garden, Domaine des Vaux, the garden of Anne Binney, surrounding a traditional Jersey farmhouse, this garden consists of an intimate courtyard and terraced garden with wonderful woodland valley walks.
Samares Manor & Garden & Eric Young Orchid Foundation
Afternoon visit to Samares Manor and Garden; these unique gardens were created in the 1920s by millionaire shipping magnate and philanthropist, Sir James Knott. The herb garden was the inspiration of renowned garden designer and author, John Brookes. Its unique design can be best appreciated from the viewing platform high above the garden, adding an extra dimension to this unique collection of culinary, fragrant, cosmetic and medicinal plants. Free time for lunch here.
Our final visit in the afternoon is to the Eric Young Orchid Foundation, which has one of the finest collections in the world and has won innumerable prestigious awards for its exhibits.
Private Garden, Jersey Lavender Farm and return to Dublin
Private Garden & Jersey Lavender Farm
Check out and settle any room charges you may have incurred.
Visit a nearby private garden before the final garden visit on Jersey to the wonderful Lavender Farm for to learn about the growing and distillation of lavender and a visit to their fields, shop for lavender products and café before transferring to the airport for our flight to Dublin.
Return to Dublin
Time for lunch at the airport before afternoon flight to Dublin.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.
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