Gilbert Nature Reserve and Springfield

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The Trust acquired Gilbert Nature Reserve in 1973. Located on the main road in Somerset Village, the reserve is comprised of five acres of unspoiled woodland with paths that connect to the Railway Trail. Visitors will find some magnificent examples of mature Bermuda cedars in the northeastern corner, and the area is also an excellent spot for bird watching.

Adjacent to the reserve is Springfield, one of Bermuda’s architectural treasures. The building complex was started in the 1740s, and is an excellent example of plantation-style Bermudian architecture. The outbuildings include the Island’s most photographed buttery. Today Springfield houses the Sandys Community Centre.

Location: Springfield, 29 Somerset Road, Somerset
Phone: (441) 236-6483
Bus Routes: 7, 8, 14
Hours of operation: Dawn till Dusk
Admission is free