For a small island, Jersey has a lot of parks and gardens. Here are our favourites:
THE BOTANIC GARDENS AT SAMARES MANOR
The gardens at Samares Manor are just outside of town and well worth a visit. The Japanese Garden is our favourite. There is a restaurant on site and a guide can tell you about the history of the Manor House, and how how plants in the Herb Garden can be used in cooking and medicine. A small admission fee includes free parking.
HOWARD DAVIS PARK
Howard Davis Park is a short walk from the shopping district in St Helier. The park has a small church, a walled rose garden and a pond and is home to the Jersey War Graves Cemetery. There is a small children’s play area and the grassed area is perfect for a picnic. Free admission and open all year round.
JERSEY NATIONAL PARK
Covering more than 2,000 hectares, the Jersey National Park is almost the entire East, North and West coast of the island.
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL PARK
Many visitors to Jersey are familiar with the beautiful beachfront gardens- Churchill Park AKA Winston Churchill Memorial Park- on St Brelade’s Bay.
However most people don’t realise that there is a lovely, quiet park tucked away behind the car park. Quiet grassy picnic spots and a waterfall are the reward for a short stroll from the beach.