La Seigneurie Gardens
The main house dates back to 1675 and this site has been the home of successive seigneurs – today, Major Christopher Beaumont. Here you will find one of the finest formal gardens in the Channel Islands, and the sheltered walled garden’s mild micro-climate allows many tender and half-hardy plants to flourish, including the Australian bottlebrush and New Zealand tea tree. The oldest area is the formal box-edged rose garden while the circular rose garden was created for the Millennium celebrations. A Victorian glasshouse on the north wall houses long-established vines, and ponds first created by the St Magloire Priory monks are still in existence. Areas of the garden are themed on flower colours; fern arbours either side of an archway lead to the vegetable garden that supplies produce for the café and bee hives are to be found outside the west-facing walls. Children will enjoy exploring the New Zealand holly hedge maze.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Fully accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open end Mar-end Oct
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About The area
Sark is only 2.1 square miles (5.44 sq km) and is physically part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, although it does have its own parliament. It is a car-free zone, and relies mainly on bicycles, tractors and horse-drawn transportation.
There is also no street lighting, which means there is no light pollution. This makes the night sky very dark, and stars very clear, prompting the star-gazing group, the International Dark-Sky Association to designate Sark the world’s first Dark Sky Island. The difference between a dark sky and what is usually experienced in most towns and cities in the UK has to be seen to be believed. So, if you’re in Sark for any reason overnight, be sure to spend some time looking at the sky.
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