Your membership not only gives you admission to The Bishop’s Palace –  you are also supporting the future of this historical site.   Our Members are a vital part of our Palace Community.

Join our growing community of members, already some 4,000 people, who are all making the most of what The Bishop’s Palace 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 allows you to visit the Palace and gardens as many times as you like during normal opening times, plus you will receive the following benefits;

  • Admission to event days such as the Annual Garden Festival
  • Members only special events and tours
  • 50% off entry to Hestercombe Gardens and Forde Abbey
  • 10% discount on plants and produce
  • Monthly e-news bulletin plus Members updates / news throughout the yea

Membership Prices – 2021

Individual Membership £32

Joint Membership £54  (Both named tickets)

Family Membership £38  (one adult and children)

Family Membership £58  (two adults and children)

Guest Membership £23  (purchased with any of the annual memberships)

Individual Life Membership £320

Joint Life Membership £475

Family Life Membership £640 (2 adults and children up to 17 years)

Guest Life Membership £155 (purchased with one of the above life memberships)


To purchase your membership, or renew your current membership, just visit the team at the Ticket office during your visit. Alternatively you can complete and return the attached membership form either by post or email (Membersh[email protected]uk)  

Membership Matters

The Palace and 14 acres of RHS Partner Gardens are managed by a charity, The Palace Trust. Your membership makes a direct contribution towards this unique 800 year old heritage site, and helps to keep the Palace open for all to enjoy.

As well as protecting this extraordinary site, we want The Bishop’s Palace to be a focal point for the local community, so that everyone can benefit from this beautiful, tranquil and inspirational place.

From family fun days, exhibitions, tours, talks and workshops and open air theatre there is so more to learn, see and enjoy at The Bishop’s Palace than first meets the eye. Through your membership you are helping to create the next 800 years of history at this special place.

Members Only Events