Good show expected as Seigneurie Gardens open

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SARK'S Seigneurie Gardens are open to the public from now until the end of October and will be accessible every day of the week from 10am-6pm.

Prices have remained constant, at £5 per person and £1.50 for under 14s. Dogs are also allowed as long as they are on a lead.

Gardeners at the attraction said they were looking forward to another good season, after visitor numbers in 2016 improved by 2,000 on 2015 and 5,000 on 2011.

Jo Birch from the gardens said: 'This is not only a record to be proud of, but enables the Gardens Trust to plan for future projects.'

'Now we are looking forward to a repeat of the exuberant display of tulips that was so stunning last year.'

The gardens are known for their early blossom – because of the island's small area, the temperature in the walled attraction never falls too low.

Many winter precautions are also taken in order to preserve the garden.

Netting is put over the pond to prevent herons from preying on the goldfish, which also protects the frogs and allows frogspawn to endure.

The walls also help protect the plants from the cold winds so that by March, many are already in bloom.

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