Visit the Botanic Gardens
Explore our many distinctive gardens and unique plant collections which thrive in this exceptionally fertile site.
Samarès Manor (Jèrriais: Mangni d’Sanmathès) is a manor house with medieval origins in the Vingtaine de Samarès, in the parish of St. Clement in Jersey, and is the traditional home of the Seigneur de Samarès. The name Samarès is an old French word meaning salt-marsh, and much of the low-lying surrounding areas are or were coastal marshes.
The manor house is a H-plan building with a number of Tudor arched windows on the ground floor.
The round colombier is believed to be the oldest in Jersey and may date to as early as the 12th century.
Development of the gardens
These unique gardens, which have always offered exceptional planting conditions, were created in the 1920s by wealthy shipping line owner, Sir James Knott. In recent years they have undergone further development and diversification, and by creating new gardens and introducing unique plant collections.
Gardens of Colour • Calendar Gardens • The Hot Border • Exotic Plants • The Bee Garden • Heritage Apples and Pears
Let us be your guide
Explore the Manor House, Rural Life Museum and the Herb Garden with our knowledgeable tour guides.
The Herb Garden
One of the most spectacular in the British Isles.
The herb garden was the inspiration of garden designer John Brookes. Its design, which now incorporates the rose and lavender garden, can be best appreciated from the viewing platform. Culinary, fragrant, cosmetic and medicinal herbs are planted in large blocks within an abstract array of gravel paths. Herbs are for sale in the Manor’s Plant Centre.
There’s lots to see and do for families at The Manor. Navigate the willow labyrinth, explore the jungle path and visit the children’s play area near the duck pond. Drop by the Seigneur’s stables and say hello to our farm animals, Alesha and her friends can’t wait to see you!
Free Return Visits
We are always pleased to welcome back our visitors during their holiday. Please ask for your complimentary ticket in exchange for your till receipt at the Jardinalia ticket desk. Valid for 14 days from initial visit. Does not include the Manor House tour.
The Garden at a glance
Use this map online, or download one to carry with you on your garden journey.
CocoRico at The Manor
French favourites, crêpes and galettes plus a great selection of freshly prepared meals to be enjoyed throughout the day.