Our aim is to help make St Peter's an even nicer place to live, work in or just visit, so permanent landscaping and conservation projects feature high on our agenda. For 2015 we turned our attention to the coast where initiatives include improving the area around the L’Eree toilets, providing planted displays at Fort Grey, seasonal and permanent planting at Guernsey Pearl, creating a pathway at La rue du Braye linking National Trust land with Le Creux es Faies, clearing areas of hottentot fig and uncovering the walls of two pre war cottages on the L’Eree headland.
This year, as well as maintaining these and our 'village' area projects we recreated the traditional arch method of growin the 'Guernsey Tom'. We're also delighted to be working closely with La Houguette Primary School.
You will find updates on all our projects on this page and on facebook. For background information about them please look at the subpages in this section.
If you know of an area of public land which could do with a little tlc - please get in touch.
Project and Event updates 2016
Living Wall at the Ammunition Store
Sponsored by Terra Firma Capital Management Ltd this year's display was an abstract view of the coast spanning Le Hanois lighthouse to Fort Grey (Cup and Saucer) with the sun setting across Rocquaine Bay in the middle
Secret Gardens of St Pierre du Bois
Nine enchanting gardens were open to the public on a sunny Sunday afternoon in June. Over 500 came to wander around the gardens, see the charming 'Summer country Flower' Festival and handmade poppy display in the church and enjoy tea and homemade cakes on the Green. Families could take part in the nature trail through Le Ch'min du Trésor and have a go at Gill Valler's traditional fairground games. For more - go to Secret Gardens Project page
FStP's Greenhouse project
Growing tomatoes in the traditional arch method - used for almost a century to produce the famous 'Guernsey tom', is underway again in a greenhouse in St Peter's. Bert Fallaize (our community champion) spent 60 years in horticulture, over 30 of them growing tomatoes. This heritage and education project is his brainchild and is a tribute to an unique period in the island's history. Our sincere thanks to Roger and Sandra Robilliard for allowing us the use of their greenhouse. For more information please go to the Tomato Heritage Project page
A community growing area sits alongside the tomato project where parishioners and friends can get together to grow vegetables and take home produce. We are also growing on plants for our seasonal displays. For more information about the communty project please call Marguerite on 07911 719081 or go to the contacts page and send us an email
Father Christmas came to Les Buttes 2015
Over 400 parishioners and friends gathered to enjoy mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and mince pies (thanks to St Peters Food Hall). La Houguette School and the church choirs sang carols and Father Christmas arrived in a sleigh pulled by four 'reindeer' to magically switch on the lights on our christmas tree. Snow fell on the green as Father Christmas, seated outside his snowy chalet gave a special present to every child,
We raised much needed funds selling christmas wreaths we had made using plant material from the parish. Thanks to St Saviours W.I. who added to the festive atmosphere selling all sorts of Christmas crafty gifts and table decorations.
Purple pinkie crocuses in the Marie de Garis Community Garden
5,000 ‘Purple Pinkie’ crocus corms have been donated to every parish by the Rotary Club and Floral Guernsey Foundation to promote the 'Rotary End Polio Now campaign.
Ours are planted each side of the path in the community garden. Pictured: Rotarians Hannah Laindlow and Terry Hovey, Group members Sue, Bert and Nancy with help from our youngest recruit 2 year old Seth Kenyon.
Marie de Garis Community Garden gains a trough
A traditional granite trough has been generously gifted to the parish and is now in its new home at the community garden. Many thanks to Charlie Vaudin and his team for transporting the trough from Mille Fleurs - not an easy job!