Les Aix is a charming old Jersey granite house surrounded by extensive grounds and home to painting artist Ariel Whatmore.
Lined by oak trees underplanted with bulbs and wild flowers, the driveway provides a delightful informal approach to this beautiful traditional granite property, part of which dates back to the 12th century.
The garden has been sectioned into rooms, each seems to have a different colour, the grey room in the courtyard, the white room flanking the west of the house, and not to be missed the yew maze. Nearly a thousand box plants forming the internal spaces symbolise an artist’s palette, five small circular gardens of different colours and an old jersey cider press where the artists thumb would be holding the palette.
Entrance £5 per person, children under 12 free
Cream teas will be served all afternoon £5 each
Additional activities – Live music by James Walton Trio jazz band, Tombola and Nature trail with bird experts.
Directions – https://goo.gl/maps/B1FnSQB7zZMUwL158
We regret no dogs
Les Aix Directions
Les Aix is on the border between St Peter and St Lawrence.
Travelling up St Peter’s Valley turn right at The Victoria into La Route de L’Aleval (German Road) C124. At the T Junction turn left into La Rue du Petit L’Aleval and first right into La Rue des Aix. Follow the road round a right angle bend to the right, at the second right angle bend to the left drive straight ahead into entrance for Les Aix.
From Carrefour Selous: follow the B39 towards St Mary. At the Six Ways right angle bend turn half left into the one way La Longue Rue. At St Matthew’s Church turn right follow round into La Rue du Bechervaise. At the T junction turn left into La Rue des Aix. At the sharp right bend in the road turn left into Les Aix.
From St Peter’s Village: take La Route du Manoir (C113) to St George’s School. Straight across the crossroads down Le Mont du Presbytere. Turn left up St Peter’s Valley, first right up Le Mont de l’Ecole. At Greenhills follow the main road right and left into La Rue du Petit L’Aleval. Turn first left into C112, signposted for Carrefour Selous, La Rues des Aix. Take the first right angle bend to the right and on the second right angle bend to the left drive straight ahead into Les Aix.
Les Aix Accessibility
The beautiful garden is accessed by grassy paths some sloping and there are some steps. The entrance to the tea lawn is through a narrow gap in a low hedge. The garden is not suitable for wheelchair users.
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].