History of Saumarez Park

History of Saumarez Park

One of the Island's main social venues and centrally located in the Parish of Castel. The largest public park in Guernsey, it is very popular with families, with many facilities for young and old, including The Nation Trust of Guernsey's Folk and Costume Museum.

The gardens were created by James de Saumarez in the late nineteenth century. He worked in the Diplomatic Service and the garden is inspired by the water garden at the British Embassy in Paris. There is also a bamboo walk, Japanese garden, camellia lawn, rose garden and walled garden. Camellias and magnolias often grow to be huge in Guernsey, not least in the public gardens of Saumarez Park. The large manor house is private and a residential care home run by St.Johns. There is a decent café and restaurant behind the Manor house open to all serving good quality food, Sunday lunch and beverages for Children and Adult alike.

Perry's guide reference: Page 15, G2
Admission: Entry free of charge (except when certain events are held when there are charges for parking and entry).
Opening: The Park is open all year round from dawn until dusk.
Bus Routes: 2, 3, 3A

Orginal Manor house

The drive and grass leading up to the main house (Now a care home)

Current Kids Park that is looking to be upgraded

Kids Playground

Walled Vegetable Garden - Back of the house

One of many big mature trees

Location on the island

Over 100 years old

Path heading towards the pond

The Pond and Birds

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