Friends of La Seigneurie Gardens gathered in the newly renovated Chapel this month for a midsummer garden party. With Pimms in hand the guests wandered around the walled garden that is looking stunning this month with many plants and flowers now in full bloom after a late and chilly spring. Most impressive is the millennium rose garden that was re-planted two winters ago with David Austin roses in shades of pink and magenta and edged with St Peter Port daisies and a purple haze of giant catmint. The event also saw the opening of the new shop at the Gardens that will double up as payment point for visitors. The old hut that stood at the entrance, known at the Gardens as the bus shelter, is being donated to the Forest School, an outdoor education initiative run by Class One teacher Ali Mills at Sark School. It’s all change for Suzette Adams who has been working on the gate of La Seigneurie Gardens for 22 years but it’s hoped that the new building will offer a little more shelter on the cooler days of the visitor season.
Pictures by Sue Daly L – R The millennium rose garden, Guests in the chapel, The new shop at La Seigneurie Gardens, Suzette in the old hut