The home of the Seigneurs de Sausmarez since c1220 with a facade built at the bequest of the first Governor of New York. An entertaining half day encompassing something to interest everyone. The family have been explorers, inventors, diplomats, prelates, generals, admirals, privateers, politicians and governors etc, most of whom left their mark on the house, garden or the furniture. The sub-tropical woodland garden is crammed with such exotics as banana trees, tree ferns, ginger, 300 plus camellias, lilies, myriads of bamboos, as well as the more commonplace hydrangeas, hostas etc. The RHS recommends the gardens to its own members, as does ‘The Good Garden Guide’,’1001 Gardens you must see before You Die’ and the ‘RHS Garden Finder’ The sculpture in the art park with its 200 or so pieces by artists from a dozen countries is the most comprehensive in Britain and rated 5th in the Daily Telegraph’s top ten. The pitch and putt is a testing 500m 9 hole par 3. The Copper, and Silversmith demonstrates his ancient skills and is the remaining craftsman making the traditional copper Guernsey Milk Can. The two lakes are a haven for ornamental wildfowl and some of the sculpture. The community Farmers’ and Plantsmen’s Market is every Saturday morning, selling local Fish, Crab/Lobster, Guernsey Beef and Veal, Sark Lamb and Butter, fresh locally grown vegetables and plants, home made Cakes, Jams, Pasties, Pate, Pies, Vegetarian Delights as well as gifts, Handcrafts & Toys, Island made Jewellery and herbal remedies, Crystals and Guernsey Cosmetics.