Eric Young Orchid Foundation Jersey Channel Islands

Eric Young Orchid Foundation

The Eric Young Orchid Foundation is a unique place to visit on the island of Jersey in the English Channel. It is as the name implies, dedicated to orchid growing and they are Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medalists. There is an amazing display of orchids to see and you are welcome to take photographs, some … Continue reading Eric Young Orchid Foundation

Isola Bella Italy - Panorama Photo

Isola Bella – The Beautiful Island

Isola Bella (lit. Beautiful Island) sits in the wonderful waters of Lago (Lake) Maggiorre, North Italy. It is 400 metres from the shoreline of the lovely town of Stresa. Isola Bella is a very small island just some 320 metres long by 400 metres wide but don't let the size fool you. It is an … Continue reading Isola Bella – The Beautiful Island

Pallot Steam and Motor Museum, Jersey

Pallot Motor and Steam Museum – Jersey

I enjoy seeing mechanical things and a trip to the Pallot Motor and Steam Museum when I was on holiday in Jersey, Channel Islands was a real joy. Although relatively small this really is a gem of a museum. The museum was the idea and founded by Lyndon 'Don' Pallot when almost 80 years of … Continue reading Pallot Motor and Steam Museum – Jersey

Jersey Lavender Farm – a worthwhile visit

If you are visiting Jersey the largest of the Channel Islands a visit to the Jersey Lavender Farm will be worthwhile. On a recent visit to Jersey, I spent several hours there looking around the farm and watching a demonstration of the distilling process. Our demonstration was performed by the business owner Alastair Christie, in a very … Continue reading Jersey Lavender Farm – a worthwhile visit

Meerkat at Jersey Zoo, Channel Islands

Jersey Zoo founded by Gerald Durrell

Gerald Durrell (1925-1995) founded and opened to the public Jersey Zoo in 1959. He was a man who from childhood had a love for all creatures great and small. He did not get on well at school and eventually became home schooled that allowed him to flourish and develop his love for animals when the family … Continue reading Jersey Zoo founded by Gerald Durrell