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ARTPARKS SUBTROPICAL WILD GARDEN

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Sausmarez Manor
St Martin
GY4 6SG

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

5 acres

Tel
01481 235571

Visit website

Opening Hours

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

Admission

Please see website for prices.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies first week of every month.

Facilities

  • 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

Features

  • Sculpture
  • Sub-tropical garden
  • Winter garden
  • 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 an 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
  • Bluebells
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Camellias
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodils
  • Ferns
  • Fuchsias
  • Hellebores
  • Hemerocallis
  • Hostas
  • Lilies
  • Magnolias
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.