Category: Art & Culture Dates: Saturday, 26 April 2014 to Sunday, 04 May 2014 Guernsey is a beautiful place to visit at any time, but as spring gets underway, its numerous gardens undergo a transformation that sees petals of all colours, shades and hues begin to unfurl. It is for this reason that Spring Floral Festival week is the ideal time to visit this beautiful part of Britain, which receives more sun than much of the UK thanks to its proximity to France. With a full programme of events on offer for both gardeners and botany admirers alike, this really is one of the most exciting festivals in the country, with the whole of Guernsey gearing up for it every single year. It runs from April 26th until May 4th, with highlights being the guided walks around some of the gardens, a participatory workshop at the Victorian Walled Garden and even a dinner and talk event with celebrity gardening expert Joe Swift. In addition, there will be a boat ride showing off the fauna and flora on the south and east shorelines, as well as a trip to the flower-covered island of Herm which is located just off the coast of Guernsey. There will even be plenty for the children to do, including a Tiny Tots Wiggly Worms and Mini Beasts workshop for the little ones to enjoy. Many of the events of the Spring Floral Flower festival have a small charge of between £4 and £10, with all proceeds going to various plant-related charities. Ensure luxurious comfort and first-rate service during your trip by checking into The Old Government House Hotel. You can further your rural explorations of the island with the Walk Guernsey package, which gives you a picnic for two to enjoy while you're out and about.