Floral Guernsey Trail

21.5 miles
Easy
454 m

1) Saumarez Park

Saumarez Park is one of the island's main social venues. A delight in itself famous for its Camelias and Bamboos planted by Lord de Saumarez in what was once his house and estate.

2) Victorian Walled Garden

The Guernsey Botanical Trust's restoration project of the Victorian kitchen garden at Saumarez Park, with a recreation of the Victorian vegetable garden and glasshouses.

3) National Trust of Guernsey Folk & Costume Museum

The Folk and Costume Museum depicts life as it used to be for the island’s population over the last 250 years. Includes a section on the Guernsey Tomato industry and old farming practices.

4) Queux Patio Plants

Not just a garden centre, but a centre of excellent for Allergy Friendly Planting and Children's Wiggly Worms Workshops.

5) GSPCA

See the wonderful grounds designed to introduce pollinating insects. The home of Guernsey Beekeeper's Aviaries. See the poison garden to learn about with plants could be harmful to your pets and the tranquil Memorial walled garden

6) St Andrew's Douzaine Room

A cottage style property with lovely floral displays

7) The Little Chapel

The Little Chapel is possibly the smallest chapel in the world.

8) Bruce Russell & Son Gold, Silversmith & Jewellery

Workshop and showroom where traditional silverware, gold, and platinum jewellery is crafted, includes lovely gardens with water features

9) St Saviours Church

10) Sous L'Eglise, St Saviours

See the environmental area with willow dome and visit the Herb Garden at L'Auberge de Val.

11) St Saviours Community Centre

Look out for the colourful floral displays

12) St Saviours Reservoir

The reservoir is situated in the rural interior of Guernsey, making it a great place to get away from the stress of everyday life. Well worth a deviation for a pleasant walk.

13) Lihou Island

Lihou is a small island situated just off the west coast of Guernsey and accessible by a causeway. A unique RAMSAR site.

14) St Peter's Church

A beautiful area to explore, with a walkway at the back of the Church Rectory

15) Forest Church

The church building consists of two main parts, the earliest dating to the 13th century. A pleasant natural garden for a quiet moment.

16) Forest Douzaine Room

Do not miss the colourful displays with boat heritage feature

17) Forest Methodist Church

Look out for their award winning floral displays

18) St Martins Parish Hall

Do stop to admire the gardens with colourful flower beds

19) Sausmarez Manor

Possibly one of the most interesting, beautiful and varied places on the island, encompassing so many different things to see and do. A delightful spot with sub-tropical gardens and sculpture park

With its geographical location between mainland Europe and the UK, Guernsey's warmer temperatures allow sub-tropical plants to thrive.  From formal gardens and RHS award winning grounds, to wild orchid fields and cliff paths carpeted with gorse, the Island offers a year round plethora of riches for the floral enthusiast.  

"The Beauty of Guernsey is there are flowers everywhere - from wild cliff-top hedgerows to woodlands awash with bluebells and the west's orchid fields" - Pat Johnson, Floral Guernsey Foundation.

Floral Guernsey invites you to explore our beautiful island and see a sample of the many wonderful floral displays and conservation projects undertaken by volunteers from Parish Floral Groups, Nature Guernsey and the National Trust of Guernsey as well as our Legacy Projects.  

With help from VisitGuernsey we have created this route for car or bicycle to explore the many beautiful areas of the island. 

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