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Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Sausmarez Manor
St Martin

Well signed, off main road between St Peter Port & St Martin.

1.2 acres

01481 235571

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Opening Hours

10am–5pm or dusk, daily, 1 Jan–20 Dec.


Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (member 1 only for joint memberships) applies the first week of every month when open.


  • Assistance dogs only
  • Accessible facilities
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children’s play area
  • Children's activities
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Plant sales
  • Toilets


  • Pond or lake
  • Sculpture
  • Sub-tropical garden
  • Wildlife planting and features
  • Woodland

About the garden

Owned by
Peter de Sausmarez

This is a wild subtropical garden in a little valley surrounding a couple of small lakes in ancient woodland. It's crammed with a wide variety of luxurious plants from warmer parts of the world. Follow the winding path through drifts of bamboo varieties set among shrubs of about 250 camellias, assorted tree ferns and banana trees.

Drifts of cyclamen, hydrangeas, Brugmansia and ginger plants come into flower in the autumn and early winter, marking seasonal changes. Arum italicum comes out in abundance in winter with cyclamen, camellias and early spring bulbs.

Spring heralds unfurling tree ferns with their usual vigour with neighbouring camellias. Hostas, snowdrops, hellebores and early cyclamen then flourish in summer. The path you follow winds around and doubles back on an exciting tour of discovery interspersed with some sculpture and atmospheric poetry.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Autumn bulbs
  • Camellias
  • Cyclamen
  • Ferns
  • Fuchsias
  • Hellebores
  • Hostas
  • Lilies
  • Magnolias
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Wildflowers

Get involved

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