- Last Updated: Thursday, 16 July 2015 15:50
Explore Bermuda by taking a stroll through some of the island's prettiest gardens:
Small Gardens of St. George’s
A number of small gardens in the Town of St. George are maintained by the Bermuda National Trust and may be glimpsed from the roadside although the houses are not always open to the public.
The garden at Stewart Hall, filled with fruit trees, herbs and old roses, can be seen from Queen Street and Taylor’s Alley.
Bridge House gardens may be accessed from Bridge Street or glimpsed from the brick walkway to the State House.
There is a small formal walled parterre garden on the upper side of Reeve Court and an “edible garden” containing a variety of fruit and herbs on the lower side. The house is not open to the public but the gardens, accessible from the bricked walkway to the State House, are continuously and freely open.
The small garden beside the Globe Hotel, the site of the Bermuda National Trust Museum, provides a shady place to rest after you have toured the gardens of St. George’s.
Two small courtyard gardens stand at the rear of Tucker House containing useful plants available in Bermuda when Henry Tucker and his family lived there from 1775 to 1807. They include some fruit trees as well as herbs used in medicine and cooking. Entry to the gardens is through the museum.
Location: St. George’s
Phone: (441) 236-6483
Bus Routes: 1, 3, 10, 11
Ferry to St. George’s: Apr-Nov only, orange route
Verdmont Historic House and Garden
Verdmont garden maintains an 18th century theme and an interesting old walled garden surrounds the house. The walkways leading to the museum entrance at the rear and to the formal front of the house are lined with colourful period plantings including some old roses. A young grove of Bermuda cedars cloaks the hillside at the formal front of the house and there is a fruit and herb garden on the western slope.
Location: 6 Verdmont Lane, off Collector's Hill, Smith’s Parish
Phone: (441) 236-7369
Bus Route: 1
Hours of Operation: Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm
Admission: Adults $3, Children (6-18 years) $2, Combination Ticket to all three Trust museums $5
Plants found in Bermuda during the 19th century are grown in this quiet waterfront garden. The Rose Society’s Repository Garden showcases a national collection of old roses. The grounds extend to the nature reserve of Waterville Park with the dominant species being the black mangrove.
Location: 29 The Lane, Paget
Phone: (441) 236-6483
Bus Routes: 2, 7, 8
Hours of Operation: Dawn till Dusk
Admission is free