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Candie Gardens
Candie Gardens
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Candie Gardens
Candie Gardens
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    Parks and Gardens on Guernsey
     
    Enjoy the sights of the gardens and parks of Guernsey
     
    Saumarez Park  Route de Saumarez, Castel
   

The house and grounds were originally the private residence of the de Saumarez family. James St Vincent de Saumarez, the 4th Peer, acquired the estate in the 19th century.  He enlarged the house and created gardens.  In 1938 the whole property was purchased by the State of Guernsey. 

The house is now a residential home for the elderly and the stable block houses the National Trust of Guernsey's Folk Museum.  Parts of the estate still maintain their original layout, including the Rose Garden.  Since 1993 the fountains and formal gardens have been restored.

The park hosts events and shows.
Open daily.  Free admission.

     
    Beau Sejour Centre and Park  Amherst, St Peter Port
   

This leisure centre, built in 1976, has spectacular views of the east coast of the island.  The centre offers a range of indoor and outdoor activities. The surrounding Beau Sejour Park hosts many outdoor events including the annual Floral Guernsey show.
Open 09:00-11:00 Tel: 01481 725891  Free admission to park.

     
    Cambridge Park  Amherst, St Peter Port
   

Cambridge Park lies adjacent to the Beau Sejour Centre.   Once used as a military parade ground, the park consists of large areas used for sport.  The park has a pedestrian avenue lined with mature trees.  Dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill, the avenue is at its best in the spring when it is carpeted by crocus flowers.  However, the avenue was the site of the last duel to be fought on the island! 

     
    Candie Gardens  St Peter Port
   

Once part of a private estate, the Candie Gardens are St Peter Port's finest floral attraction.  The site has the Upper and Lower Gardens, the Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery, based on the Victorian bandstand that once stood here, and the Priaulx Library, named after the former owners of the house it occupies. 

Established in 1894, the gardens are on a hill overlooking St Peter Port and have spectacular views over the rooftops to the neighbouring islands. 

Fatures include the oldest known heated glass-houses in the British Isles, late-18th century, and a statue of the French literary hero, Victor Hugo. The writer was exiled in Guernsey from 1855 to 1870, and was presented to Guernsey by the people of France and unveiled in 1914.
Open daily.  Free admission. 

     
    Delancey Park  St Sampson
    In an exposed position in the north east of Guernsey in the parish of St Sampson, the park offers views over the to the islands of Herm and Sark. 

The 16.5 acre park has no formal gardens or flowering shrubs but there are areas of wild scrubland.  Fetaures include the remains of a monument erected in 1876 to Admiral Lord de Saumarez, who served with Lord Nelson.  This 90 ft granite obelisk was blown up by the Germans in 1943.
     
    The Herb Gardens  St Saviours
    Set in the heartland of the island, the Herb Garden at Auberge du Val Hotel is home to some wonderful displays of herbs, flowers and trees. The 3 acre garden stands in a picturesque trout-streamed valley.
     
    Les PrĂ©s de Jerbourg Gardens  St Martins
    This beautiful privately owned garden consists of four linked and contrasting gardens with cliff-top views of the sea.  Features include a lake, spectacular rockery, Mediterranean garden, rose garden and large conservatory with exotic plants.  
     
  
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