Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden

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Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden

Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden
4.5

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Beechtree
21 contributions
Jul 2019
For personal reasons I particularly wanted to visit the Victorian Walled Garden. The volunteers are doing an excellent job and I was really impressed. I wish my veggies were as abundant and healthy as theirs!
Written 8 August 2019
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Sightsee294230
Dorset48 contributions
Jun 2019
Having visited this Victorian Walled Garden on several occasions it is good to see how the project is progressing. The volunteers have made a magnificent effort to bring back the gardens from a state of dereliction. The greenhouse is of particular interest with its very clever ventilation system and sliding ladder for picking grapes and other high level plants. Lovely
Written 23 July 2019
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GTSSurrey
Bisley, UK860 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Paid a visit here during a beautiful summer day and really enjoyed the experience. The garden is a work in progress and the volunteers are doing a great job of putting heritage fruit and veg gardens together. You can see the way the garden has developed from an overgrown and neglected ruin to a productive and welcoming space. There is no fee to enter (or to park locally) but donations are welcome and much deserved. A calm and lovely place to visit - and you can buy some of the produce in the small shop n the corner of the garden.
Written 27 June 2019
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Julia M
Edinburgh, UK14 contributions
Apr 2019
We visited today. Despite early in the year, a beautiful place to visit.
Especially enjoyed the herb plot and loved looking in the head gardener’s hut with intriguing garden tools.
Very friendly staff too.
Unfortunately spoiled by horrific waft of fry ups via the vent of adjacent cafe - what a shame! Surely something can be done about this?!
Written 17 April 2019
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Happy Hobbit
Basingstoke, UK393 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
This was a delightful interlude, and the volunteers that are trying to restore this are working hard and passionately to bring this garden back to life. It needs more support from visitors and the Island as well. See my review of Saumarez Park for more details.
Written 28 August 2018
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geralind
United Kingdom332 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Classic walled garden within Saumarez park in the centre of the Island- worked at by an enthusiastic team of volunteers. We have over the years seen digging and removing vegetation from the overgrown site to what it is now. At the time of our visit- the weather had taken its toll - very hot and dry. Nonetheless the volunteers enthusiasm was undimmed Well worth a visit.
Written 30 July 2018
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393pauline
Portsmouth, UK19 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
a walk round the Victorian garden is very informative. all plants and vegetables are labelled so you do not have to guess what you are looking at. there is a little shop which sells craft items hand made by the locals. great place to get an unusual gift
Written 14 July 2018
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mrsagf
washington dc881 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
Since only 2006, dedicated and skilled volunteers have reclaimed a very large Victorian Walled Garden from decades of neglect, including use as a rubbish heap. It is an astonishing achievement. Starting correctly with historical research, the volunteers planned and developed a true kitchen garden. Perhaps not stunningly beautiful, it is certainly interesting. It now grows all manner of vegetables and companion flowers, commemorating the key role of horticulture in Guernsey's culture and economy.

I commented on the size and beauty of the sweet peas and was told that Prince Charles did, too, when he came to dedicate the garden.

Open to the public by donation; check website for hours. Do not miss the hand knit baby clothes in the small but good garden shop also run by the volunteers.

The adjoining Saumarez Park has some good trees, trails and picnic sites enjoyed by families. The Folk and Costume Museum is also adjacent. The Saumarez Manor House is now a care home.
Written 4 July 2018
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nanikabayliss
Frankfurt, Germany5 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
I love he Victorian Garden. It's a true effort of beauty, lots of original plants, lots of herbs and flowers, restfully tucked to the side of Saumarez Park. It is lovingly run by volunteers and not only offers a sight to see, but also lots of little gifts, seeds, hand-knit clothes and souvenirs.
Written 9 April 2018
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Sweetpea25
Chester, United Kingdom1,035 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
We really enjoyed talking to the volunteers about the garden. We bought some tomatoes which were lovely.
The sweet peas were glorious!
Written 23 July 2017
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