During these uncertain times caused by the rapid spread of the coronavirus, and on behalf of The Bella Team, I want to reassure guests and customers of our firm commitment to you.
We know that all companies and markets have been affected by the current situation. Travel and supplies to and from the Islands are now also being effected.
The health and safety of all guest and staff is most paramount.
The hotel has been closed for the winter season, and we have liaised with all our staff both overseas and locally, and for their safety and that of our customers we have decided to review our re-opening for the summer season:
We will now re-open May the 1st 2020 and not April 1st as previously planned. We will continue to review and post updates on our website and social media accounts as they arise.
All existing reservations and bookings for April will be contacted ASAP to make alternative arrangements.
All future hotel and restaurant bookings, and general queries should be directed through: [email protected] / 01481 238764
Phil Collinson, General Manager
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In June Guernsey celebrates its fortunate maritime location between the UK and France, which gifts us an earlier start to spring than the UK as well as a milder climate. Our flowers bloom earlier, and many sub-tropical plants thrive on our islands. June is peak flower, with gardens, public parks and wild spaces island-wide a riot of colour; the perfect time for Guernsey’s annual Floral Festival.
"The Beauty of Guernsey is there are flowers everywhere - from wild cliff-top hedgerows to woodlands awash with bluebells and the west's orchid fields"
Pat Johnson, Floral Guernsey Foundation.
You can wander the gorse-covered cliffs where many wildflowers bloom, or visit one of the festival’s open gardens; as well as special events at public gardens such as Saumarez Park, many beautiful private gardens will also be open to visit and enjoy, some raising money for special causes. Here are some of our recommendations for how to make the most of Guernsey Floral Festival in 2019:
On the weekend of June 8th and 9th, over 20 “hidden” gardens in St Pierre du Bois will be open, with a trail starting at Les Buttes by the Parish Church, and a bbq between midday at 2pm and teas from 2pm-5pm on the green at Les Buttes. Adults £7 each, children free.
On Sunday June 30th, the spectacular private garden of Castle Carey (L'Hyvreuse, St. Peter Port GY1 1UX) will be open to the public to raise money for the Sarah Groves Foundation, a local charity that supports carefully selected projects specifically designed to enhance young lives). Enjoy these beautiful gardens and the views over town and beyond. Adults £5 each, children free.
Throughout June there are various guided walks around Saumarez Park exploring the history, Japanese influence and families who shaped Guernsey’s largest public park.
Between mid-May and mid-June several fields on Guernsey's west coast are a riot of colour and orchid blooms. The Bridget Ozanne Orchid Fields Nature Reserve is maintained by La Société Guernesiaise, and consists of a number of fields and meadows that are left to wildflower through the spring and summer, allowing several varieties of orchid to flower. The Bridget Ozanne Orchid Fields Nature Reserve can be found in the Perry's Reference Guide P20 B3 & C3, and is just off the 91 and 111 bus routes. Find out more about the Bridget Ozanne Orchid Fields Nature Reserveon our dedicated Explore article.
Enjoy a celebratory limited edition Floral Festival Wheadon’s Gin infusion at the Bella Luce throughout the month of June! Mr Wheadon has created a very special new infusion featuring a blend of Guernsey grown kumquat and foraged elderflower with 13 other botanicals including hibiscus flower and lavender. Join us at the Bella’s bar for a unique Wheadon’s and tonic, or take a table in our courtyard garden to enjoy a Guernsey floral gin in a Guernsey garden!
Find out more about the Guernsey Floral Festival at www.floralguernsey.co.uk.