The Isle of Man is renowned for being one of the most beautiful places in the British Isles and is home to a number of secluded gardens where you can go back to nature and enjoy the natural surroundings.
You’ll find 15 acres of perfectly maintained gardens and woodland at the impressive period property of Milntown in the north of the Island.
Throughout the gardens you’ll find a dazzling display of plants as well as woodland walks which offer a cool and shady contrast. There’s also a mill pond where you can feed the ducks!
The Cooill y Ree Gardens in St Johns offer spectacular views across Tynwald Hill and a walk through the sunken park should reward you with the opportunity to see butterflies, bids, lizards and bats.
And don’t miss the Wildflower Garden, also in St John’s, which is part of the Wildflowers of Mann project which aims to promote and preserve native Manx wild flowers. This half-acre garden has an organic fruit and vegetable plot, a well stocked pond, spring and summer meadows and a butterfly border which attracts lots of wildlife that feeds on the flower nectar.
Admission and Access
The Milntown gardens in Lezayre are open daily, except on Tuesdays, between February and November from 10am to 5pm. Last admission is at 4.30pm. Admission costs £2.50 for adults.
The Cooill y Ree Gardens and Wildflower Garden in St Johns are open all year. Admission is free.
Location and Contact
Milntown, Lezayre, IM1 2AB. For more information telephone 01624 812321 or visit www.milntown.org.
Cooill y Ree Gardens, Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, Thie Slieau Whallian, Foxdale Road, St Johns, IM4 3AS. For more information telephone 01624 685835 or visit www.gov.im/daff/hfg/other/Cooill.xml
Wildflower Garden, Tynwald Mills, IM4 3AD. For more information telephone 01624 844432 or visit www.mwt.org.uk.