The Knights of the Warwick Warriors fight for glory

The Knights of the Warwick Warriors fight for glory

The Knights of the Warwick Warriers will be fighting for glory at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells this June.  Visitors will be encouraged to choose their favourite knight and support them as they shoot, battle and fight throughout the day for the grand prize! Ever...

Gardener’s Corner: May 2024

Gardener’s Corner: May 2024

Gardener's Corner: May 2024 Following a very mild April and probably the earliest/most advanced growing season I have ever recorded we can look forward to lots of early colour in May. The gardens are very lush and green as I write this on the 23rd of April and...

Gardener’s Corner: April 2024

Gardener’s Corner: April 2024

Gardener's Corner: April 2024 April is a fantastic month for colour in the gardens, everything is bursting into life and this year it is particularly early. As I write this at the end of March, it is still raining and the ground...

Stories from the Palace Archive: The Diary of Lady Day

Stories from the Palace Archive: The Diary of Lady Day

Whilst going through the records held in the archive at The Bishop’s Palace, the archive volunteers came across a wonderful diary by Lady Day written in 1979 until 1988.  Below is an entry from June 1983 recalling a visit that unlocked some wonderful stories from the...

Gardener’s Corner: March 2024

Gardener’s Corner: March 2024

Gardener's Corner: March 2024 February was extremely mild and extremely wet, and as a result, we have recorded one of the earliest natural springs on record. Here in Somerset, March has become a reliably mild spring month over the last 25 years. I hope that is the...

Gardener’s Corner: February 2024

Gardener’s Corner: February 2024

In February, James Cross will mark 20 years as the Head Gardener at the Palace. During his time, he's made various changes to the gardens, such as adding winter borders that retain interest all year round. He also implemented planting styles inspired by the gardens'...

Gardener’s Corner: January 2024

Gardener’s Corner: January 2024

January usually begins mild, wet and windy and tends to get colder towards mid-month. The signs of spring greet the garden team when we return to work. Between our last day on the 22nd of December and our first day back in early January, lots of snowdrops have...