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Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden

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Definitely worth a visit if going to Saumarez Park

This was a delightful interlude, and the volunteers that are trying to restore this are working... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit- particularly to see how the garden has evolved over the years

Classic walled garden within Saumarez park in the centre of the Island- worked at by an... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

This was a delightful interlude, and the volunteers that are trying to restore this are working hard and passionately to bring this garden back to life. It needs more support from visitors and the Island as well. See my review of Saumarez Park for more...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

Classic walled garden within Saumarez park in the centre of the Island- worked at by an enthusiastic team of volunteers. We have over the years seen digging and removing vegetation from the overgrown site to what it is now. At the time of our visit-...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2018

a walk round the Victorian garden is very informative. all plants and vegetables are labelled so you do not have to guess what you are looking at. there is a little shop which sells craft items hand made by the locals. great place to get...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 393pauline
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Since only 2006, dedicated and skilled volunteers have reclaimed a very large Victorian Walled Garden from decades of neglect, including use as a rubbish heap. It is an astonishing achievement. Starting correctly with historical research, the volunteers planned and developed a true kitchen garden. Perhaps...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mrsagf
Reviewed April 9, 2018

I love he Victorian Garden. It's a true effort of beauty, lots of original plants, lots of herbs and flowers, restfully tucked to the side of Saumarez Park. It is lovingly run by volunteers and not only offers a sight to see, but also lots...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

We really enjoyed talking to the volunteers about the garden. We bought some tomatoes which were lovely. The sweet peas were glorious!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank vacationgirl58
Reviewed May 30, 2017

A kitchen garden once used by the grand house (now Museum) next to it. If you can find your way to it, it is well laid out but only kept going by volunteers and it could really do with a few more to keep the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Malcolm G
Reviewed November 30, 2016

Wide variety of edible plants (vegetables), fruit bushes and trees is this garden within Saumarez Park. Friendly volunteer gardeners on hand to chat and to sell vegetables and home made jams (lovely!). We entered the Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin completion - no idea,...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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August 4, 2017|
Response from Ivan L |
The site is level or has shallow gradients. There are seats around the garden, but, if you need a chair a volunteer will find you one.