As a gardening enthusiast, you may already know that Jersey’s microclimate is perfect for fabulous floral displays. If not, then it’s one of many good reasons to visit this fascinating island.
With more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the British Isles, a visit to Jersey is just what everyone needs. And all this sunshine means that its gardens are in bloom from spring onwards.
Orchids are of particular note here, with the Eric Young Orchid Foundation deserving a place on your itinerary, while other botanical highlights include the Samarès Manor Botanic Gardens and Jersey’s National Park.
Of course, Jersey’s diversions extend beyond its stunning gardens. About an hour’s flight away, this compact island offers almost 50 miles of coastline varying from gently undulating dunes and tranquil bays to picturesque cliffs and hidden beaches, along with excellent food and an intriguing history that encompasses German occupation during the Second World War. Why not discover it all for yourself?
Of particular reassurance while there is still some uncertainty around travel restrictions, Jersey falls within the UK’s Common Travel Area and there is no requirement to isolate when returning home to the UK. From 28 May Green and Amber visitors who are fully vaccinated will take a free PCR test on arrival and no isolation is required*.
Exclusive Gardens Illustrated Reader Offer
Enjoy a 10% discount on any booking made through JerseyTravel.com. Stays of three nights or more that include travel and accommodation will also receive vouchers by email for entry to Samarès Manor Botanic Gardens and the Eric Young Orchid Foundation.
To redeem the offer, just click on this link and enter the code GI10 when you book.
Terms and conditions
• *For more information about this, please visit jersey.com/visit-safe.
• 10% discount across the board on all bookings made through JerseyTravel.com. Stays of three nights or more that include travel and accommodation will also receive vouchers by email for entry to Samarès Manor Botanic Gardens and the Eric Young Orchid Foundation.
• The offers above are valid for stays on all dates in 2021 up to 31 December 2021, with no book-by date.
• Please note that attractions may be subject to reduced opening hours in shoulder seasons.