Membership not only gives you access to the Palace – it also makes a direct contribution towards this unique 800 year old heritage site and helps to keep the Palace open for all to enjoy.

The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens is run by The Palace Trust, a registered charity which manages the site as a heritage visitor attraction.   As stewards of this beautiful and historic place, our primary purpose is “to conserve The Bishop’s Palace and its story as a place of enjoyment and reflection for the benefit of all”.

So purchasing Membership not only gives you access to the Palace, a year-round programme of events and other benefits – your Membership also makes a direct contribution towards this unique 800 year old heritage site and helps to keep the Palace open for all to enjoy.

A Growing Community

Join our growing community of Members, already some 3,000 people, who are all making the most of what The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens has to offer. Whether it’s a morning stroll along Ken’s Walk, playing hide and seek with the grandchildren in the arboretum or simply observing the changing seasons from your favourite bench, make Membership work for you.

Membership Benefits

Membership allows you to visit The Bishop’s Palace and gardens as many times as you like during normal opening times for 12 months.  Plus you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • Admission to event days such as the Artisan Market and Rare Plant Fairs
  • Members’ only events, talks and tours
  • 50% off entry to partner gardens: Dartington Trust, Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens, Hestercombe House and Gardens, Forde Abbey and Gardens, Kilver Court and Gardens
  • 10% discount on plants and produce
  • 10% discount on workshops
  • 10% café and shop discount
  • Regular e-news bulletin plus Members updates/news throughout the year
  • Regular programme of external speakers and entertainment.
  • Half-price entry for guests (day ticket only)
  • Bring-A-Friend Fridays: 10th May 2024, 5th July 2024, 4th October 2024, 8th November 2024
  • Members’ Only lates (selected dates during the Summer season)
  • Preview Evenings for special events (such as Christmas Illuminations)

Membership Prices

Membership Type 2024 Price 2024 Direct Debit
Individual Membership £45 £33.75
Joint Membership (two named adults) £72 £54
Family Membership (two adults and children) £79 £59.25
Family Membership (one adult and children) £53 £39.75
Guest Membership (purchased with any of the annual Memberships) £33 £24.75
Day Guest Membership (for additional guests) £14 N/A
Individual Life Membership £450 N/A
Joint Life Membership £720 N/A
Family Life Membership (2 adults and children up to 17 years) £790 N/A
Guest Life Membership (purchased with one of the above life memberships) £330 N/A

How To Buy

Choose from an Annual Membership or Life Membership or sign up to a Direct Debit Membership and receive an attractive discount on the cost of your Membership!

Or you can purchase a Membership at our on-site Ticket Office.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at [email protected] or call 01749 988111.