"A Guernsey gem – a hidden valley garden which harmonises exotic and native plants with spectacular results."
"Loved the island, loved the people, loved your garden and loved you."
"Loved the garden... Lovely, informal, full of charm - and intimate."
There are 2 and a half acres of mature country gardens to explore and enjoy during your stay here. Throughout the garden you can admire a wide variety of plants chosen to provide colour and interest throughout the year, ranging from the traditional and indigenous to the tender & subtropical which thrive in the mild Guernsey climate. Giant echiums from the Canaries tower alongside rhododendron and camellia and bananas flourish in the sheltered microclimate of the 'Jungle'.
Much of the planting has been designed with wildlife in mind offering a wide variety of habitats. In the Tree Fernery and Bog Garden, a natural spring feeds into 3 small ponds, home to frogs and dragonflies, surrounded by mature tree ferns, astilbes and other moisture loving plants.
Areas around the holiday cottages and house are a more traditional mix of roses, penstemons and other herbacious perennials with scented jasmine and honeysuckle framing doors and archways.
Our gardens and holiday accommodation have been featured on BBC TV Gardeners' World, the Beechgrove Garden in Scotland and also on Belgian, French, Dutch and German television, plus articles in various publications throughout Europe.
In the past few years, we have welcomed a number of garden celebrities to the garden including Toby Buckland, Fergus Garrett of Great Dixter and garden designer Andy Sturgeon. This year top UK garden photographer, Clive Nichols returned to Mille Fleurs for his second visit. His images of Mille Fleurs can be seen on his website at www.clivenichols.com if you put Mille Fleurs in the search box.