It's a great garden with unusual plants and trees. But there is a lack of signs to give you much information. There are a few old plaques, evidently placed there 100 years ago. But it could really use a story. How did the plants get selected? Are there any details available on some of the stunning plants? What we found is that in the CV Café, within walking distance from Somers Garden, is a book on the plants of Bermuda. It lists many of the plants in Somers Garden. We found it by accident. So if you are entering Somers Garden, take a photo of the plants that interest you. Then have coffee at CV Café and look them up in the book. It's a great way to enjoy a pastry. Try the lemon pound cake when you are there.
Here's a secret: travel to the back of Somers Garden and walk down the narrow street away from the town just a hundred feet. There you will find a front yard with banana trees. This house is famous and you will see it in the 12-minute video in the UNESCO center in St. George. Don't miss it. What I liked was staring up into the knotted branches of the large leaved trees just past the banana trees. It felt like a dense jungle.
Final tip: After Somers Garden, travel a few hundred feet away from the town to a small deli (Mame's Deli - I might forget the exact name). The fish sandwich is outstanding. It is a place for locals. So prices are low.
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