5 days

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Summary

Situated within touching distance of France, the island of Jersey is blessed with wonderfully mild and sunny weather, making it the perfect destination for an early summer holiday. It is also home to some splendid gardens which make the most of this favourable climate to produce stunning displays, not to mention the profusion of wildflowers that thrive in the lush green meadows.

Creux Baillot Cottage Garden is set in a tranquil valley and packed full of unusual plants and elegant features. We will also have a look for some of the rare wild orchids to be found in the meadows around here, in particular Le Noir Pré, where species such as the rare Jersey wild orchid, the spotted orchid and the southern marsh orchid can usually be found. At the Domain des Vaux, fine trees and shrubs are set around a traditional Jersey farmhouse and at Les Aix we find nut and camellia trees, and borders with old English roses. We also visit the excellent Samarès Botanical Gardens and the Eric Young Orchid Foundation, and we have a day set aside to explore the many attractions of Jersey such as the War Tunnels and Mount Orgueil Castle, or take an optional day trip to Guernsey which includes a visit to historic Sausmarez Manor and its wonderful sub-tropical garden.

Tour highlights:

  • Enthusiastic owners show off their private gardens
  • Diverse styles and exotic plants at Samarès Botanical Gardens
  • Chelsea gold medal-winning quality at Eric Young Orchid Foundation
  • Marvellous sea views and wildflower meadows
  • Explore Jersey’s attractions or take a trip to Guernsey

Today's Price
$1,615

Deposit: $300 Single supplement: $305

Includes flights

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing

 

Meet your Experts

Colin Crosbie

Tour Manager

Colin Crosbie was the Head Gardener to Her Majesty The Queen Mother in Windsor prior to taking up the position of Curator at RHS Garden Wisley. His extensive horticultural knowledge and experience coupled with his good humour have established him as one of Brightwater’s most popular guides.

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Samarès Botanical Garden
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Offer Availability
September 1 2021 BJER210901 September 1 2021 (Wednesday) September 5 2021 (Sunday) Colin Crosbie $1,615
(inc. flights)
$300 $305 Book Now
September 15 2021 BJER210915 September 15 2021 (Wednesday) September 19 2021 (Sunday) $1,615
(inc. flights)
$300 $305 Book Now
May 18 2022 BJER220518 May 18 2022 (Wednesday) May 22 2022 (Sunday) $1,675
(inc. flights)
$270 $315 $1,535
save $140
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August 31 2022 BJER220831 August 31 2022 (Wednesday) September 4 2022 (Sunday) $1,760
(inc. flights)
$270 $315 $1,620
save $140
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