La Seigneurie Gardens, Sark

01621 734111

Book for 2019

Telephone bookings now being taken for 2019 holidays.

Call: 01621 734111

  • La Seigneurie manor house
  • Colourful borders at La Seigneurie Gardens
  • A view of La Seigneurie Gardens

La Seigneurie Gardens

Enjoy a trip to Sark’s beautiful gardens

The formal gardens at La Seigneurie in Sark offer a delightful variety of flowers, shrubs and a number of unusual specimens. The high walls protect from wind and have allowed a micro climate to thrive. A vegetable garden, Victorian glasshouse, Rose garden, sensory area, hedge maze and ponds can be found within the gardens, recreated on a site where the 6th century priory of Saint Magloire once stood. Busy bee hives and borders spilling over with colourful flowers now inhabit the space.

The Walled Garden

Built in 1820 by Seigneur Le Pelley, the high walls allow tender plants to grow safely. In alignment with the church the Seigneur built, the pretty arches frame the church tower. Labelled specimens of Australian Bottlebrush and Tea Trees from New Zealand compliment the traditional box hedging where the formal Rose garden is planted with repeat flowering Roses chosen for their heady fragrances. Vines grow on the north wall besides a Victorian Glasshouse whilst the east wall is planted entirely with white flowers. Other areas of the gardens enjoy colour coded planting as well.

The Vegetable Garden

The old vegetable plot has been revived in recent years and now supplies Hathaways Café in the grounds. Fruit trees and fresh produce keep the team of gardeners busy but there’s also time to cultivate seeds and plants for selling. At the far end of the vegetable area, a hedge maze designed for children leads to an inner castle.

Sensory and wild flower gardens

At the bottom and adjacent to the vegetable garden lies the sensory and wild flower areas. Visitors can delight in the aromas of medicinal and edible plants whilst bees, stationed in hives, enjoy the wild flowers.

Ponds

Monks, the original inhabitants of the garden area, built a water mill further down the valley and they dammed the stream to serve as a reservoir. Now stocked with carp, the ponds sit by a well, also dug by the monks. The well has clear water and has never dried up.

Visiting La Seigneurie Gardens

Whether you’re staying on Sark or venturing over for a day trip from Guernsey, the gardens are worth a visit. Open during the main season, guided tours are available each day. To book a place call 01481 832345 or call us on 01621 734 111 for details on staying at Stocks Hotel on the island or arranging to hop.

La Seigneurie Gardens
Archway at La Seigneurie
Bench at La Seigneurie