Guernsey is well known for its flowers – freesias, clematis and lilies in particular and has its own mini Battle of Flowers parade at the island’s North Show in the latter part of August, as well as individual flower shows throughout the season. There are a number of gardens to explore – not only in Guernsey but also on Herm.
Explore Candie Gardens which offer the best view over St Peter Port and towards the neighbouring islands of Herm, Sark and Jethou. Showcasing a rare example of a late 19th century public flower garden and home to the oldest known heated glass houses in the British Isles which date back to the 18th century. Walking through the gardens, you will find a museum, art gallery and a café inside a Victorian bandstand. Admission is free and the gardens are open until dusk. For more information, visit www.gov.gg/ParksandGardens
On Tuesdays at 11am between April and September, visit Herm and join the head gardener, Brett Moore for a tour of the island’s gardens. Herm has a truly beautiful landscape and its climate allows many varieties of plant to blossom. The tour lasts two hours, for more information and a timetable of sailings, contact the Travel Trident kiosk on +44 (0) 1481 721379.