Last Updated: January 5, 2017 

Gilbert Nature Reserve and Springfield

 
Gilbert Nature Reserve is located on the Somerset Road of Somerset Village in Sandy's. This is now a property of Bermuda National Trust which acquired the reserve in 1973. This is a wonderful 5 acres of forest area full with trees and shrubs. 
 
As you walk through the trail, you can see excellent cedar trees at the north-eastern part of the reserve. There are paths from the reserve that lead to the famous Bermuda Railway Trail
 
 
 
There is an excellent old mansion here adjacent to the reserve known as the Springfield which was built around 1740s. You should get inside and experience a great example of Bermuda's plantation type architecture. 
 
There is a buttery in the outhouse (something like a pantry where drinks and food were prepared), which is supposed to be the most photographed one in the island. You can also see the slave quarters (remember during those days slavery in Bermuda was widely prevalent). 
 
Today Springfield mansion has become the Sandy's Community Center. The Gilbert Reserve and Springfield are open from dawn to dusk. You can simply walk in, there is no admission fee. 
 
Gilbert Nature Reserve 
Gilbert Nature Reserve 
Location and Contacts 
Check out Bermuda Tourist Map to view the location and other attractions around. 
 
29 Somerset Road, Somerset. Phone (Springfield): 441/236-6483 
Bus Routes: #7, #8 (operating between dockyard and Hamilton) 
 
Road Map 
 
 
 
 
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1) Check out Bermuda Gardens and Parks to know all about the great national parks, gardens and nature reserves in Bermuda. 
 
2) Check out Sandy's Bermuda to know about many other and attractions in the parish. 
 
3) Bermuda Sightseeing: Great places to visit in Bermuda 
 
 
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