Spring Floral Festivals in the Channel Islands

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  • Guernsey Foxgloves
  • Victorian Greenhouse
  • Guernsey bay with flowers

Spring Floral Festivals

Guernsey

Floral Festivals

Jersey

Open Gardens

Guernsey’s floral heritage

You only have to step off the boat to realise floral arrangements are a big part of Guernsey! St Peter Port has placed in various categories for RHS Britain in Bloom over the years and Guernsey’s inherent tradition of flower growing blooms throughout the year.

The island was once full of greenhouses and various ones can still be seen as you travel around the island. Tomatoes were a major export and previous to that flowers and grapes. Freesias, Lily’s and Clematis continue to thrive and win awards. An annual Nerine festival takes place each Autumn in Candie Gardens.

Herm Garden Tours

Every Tuesday from the second week in April to the start of September join Herm’s head gardener for a tour of the award winning gardens. Catch the boat from the Travel Trident Office at Weighbridge in Guernsey and head over for the 11am tour.

St Martins in Guernsey
Sausmarez Park gardens, Guernsey

Jersey’s floral tradition

Jersey’s climate lends itself easily to a wide variety of flora as seen in the island’s beautiful gardens. Throughout the year, various shows are held by the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society. For 2018 these are:

  • 24th – 25th March – Spring Flower Show
  • 9th – 10th June – Summer Country Fair
  • 18th – 19th August – Summer Flower and Produce Show
  • 6th – 7th October – Autumn Fair

Open Gardens

Each year a variety of private gardens open their gates to the public in aid of Jersey Association for Youth and Friendship (JAYF). The gardens open from 2 until 5pm and the cost if £3 for adults with under 12’s free. There’s often cream teas available. The 2018 open gardens are:

  • 15th April – Sion Hall Farm, St Saviour
  • 29th April – Domaine De Vaux, St Lawrence
  • 20th May – Les Chasses, St John
  • 10th June – Grey Gables, St Brelade
  • 24th June – Beau Desert, Trinity
  • 22nd July – La Maison des Pres, St Peter
  • 5th August – St John’s Manor, St John
butterfly on flower
Samares Manor garden
Jersey Lavender