If you are considering booking a hotel in Jersey, the summer is the perfect time of year to visit. This is when the island bursts into bloom, so if you love nothing more than long walks in the countryside during the day followed by dinner at a fancy restaurant, you'll be happy.
You may wish to get your skates on and book a stay during June, when the annual June In Bloom event takes place. However, no matter what time of year you come over, there are plenty of natural attractions to feast your eyes on.
Read on to find out more.
June In Bloom
Every year, Jersey hosts this summertime event to celebrate the many gifts Mother Nature bestowed on it. During this time of year, walking in Jersey is a pleasure as the wildflowers come out and brighten up your journey with their riot of colour and fragrance.
Keen gardeners should make sure they do not miss the event - which is scheduled for June 17th to 24th - as a range of tours and lectures are held to give you hints on how to improve your own garden. Expert horticulturists will be on hand to offer you advice, so you could find your holiday fills you with enthusiasm to get home and experiment in your own garden.
In addition to the lectures, there will also be a host of outdoor events taking place, including garden walkabouts and manor properties opening their doors and inviting the public in to inspect their outdoor spaces. You can also head out on a stroll to see some of Jersey's untamed beauty, like the wild orchid fields and meadows of lavender. As if all that wasn't enough, there will be live concerts held for you to enjoy in the evening.
Le Noir Pre Orchid Field
In the UK, growing orchids is a real art. You have to get the conditions just right, with plenty of sunlight and humidity - and even then, it is not guaranteed that they will reach maturity. However, in June there is a meadow in Jersey where the exotic blooms grow in abundance.
Also know simply as The Orchid Field, Le Noir Pre is made up of two wet meadows which come alive each year with loose-flowered orchids. They are bright purple in colour and 32,000 of them can be found here in total.
La Chaire Gardens
When English botanist Samuel Curtis decided he wanted to create a garden of subtropical plants, he searched high and low looking for the perfect location. In 1841, following an extensive search throughout Britain, he discovered La Chaire in a rocky valley near the sea at Rozel Bay.
This Jersey location had many qualities that, put together, made it perfect for his project. The proximity of the sea meant it was almost frost-free, it got plenty of sun and had conglomerate soil that included both earth and stone - everything Curtis's subtropical plants could need.
Chateau La Chaire Hotel is located within the gardens, so for a real treat you could book a room here meaning you are free to explore the gardens any time you please. As you stroll through them, keep an eye out for wildlife like red squirrels, kingfishers and nightingales - and be certain to take in the view of the French coast you can enjoy from here.