These extensive terraced and formal gardens are open by kind permission of the family of the late Celia Skinner. The beautifully manicured lawn is surrounded by beds flourishing with herbaceous perennials. Mature spring flowering shrubs flank the paths leading to the valley area, and beneath them bluebells, primroses and foxgloves abound. Hedges of yew, viburnum, conifers and beech create a series of gardens, including a rose and peony garden. Grey Gables sits in seven and a half acres of terraced and formal garden, with large areas of natural wooded bank and many indigenous species of trees. The garden features mature spring-flowering shrubs, including magnolias, rhododendrons and azaleas, abound, together with beds of flourishing herbaceous perennials.
Directions, Parking & Accessibility
Take the turning on A1 up to Mont au Roux and follow the road for 800m then take the second turning to the left into Rue du Bocage. Branded yellow road signs will be placed at main junctions to direct visitors to the Open Garden main entrance and parking area. Disable parking is available opposite the main parking at the back of the house.
The cream teas area and lawn will both be accessible for wheelchair users.
We look forward to seeing you there! https://bit.ly/38yciNw
JAYF Open Gardens are a fantastic family outing and a joy for garden lovers everywhere. Thank you to everyone who visited or supported our Open Gardens in 2022, we had a very successful season and it wouldn’t have been possible without all our wonderful volunteers and visitors. Guests tried their luck at tombolas and treated themselves to delicious cream tea, served with genuine Jersey clotted cream, milk and butter kindly donated by Fungi Delecti and Jersey Dairy. Thanks also to Neil and Alli Singleton of Birding Tours who ensured guests got the most out of their visit with their wonderful guided Walk and Talks. JAYF are enormously grateful to Aztec Group for its continued support of the Open Garden scheme.
Would you like to open your garden to the public? Please contact [email protected].