In relation to its size Jersey has an astonishing number of wonderful gardens. Over the past thirty-five years well over a hundred have been opened to the public by their generous owners, some repeatedly and regularly, to raise funds for charities. Large and small, old and new, they have delighted thousands of residents and visitors alike on many a Sunday afternoon.
About thirty years ago a group of members of the Societe Jersiaise began research on the history of older gardens and recording the development of more recent ones. The Glory of the Garden does not claim to be a full historical account of their work, although the past histories of some gardens are recorded. The authors hope to give readers some idea of the great variety of gardens in Jersey and the skills and achievements of their gardeners