Rare Plant Fair returns to The Bishop’s Palace for September 2022

20th March 2022

The hugely popular Rare Plant Fair will return again to The Bishop’s Palace in Wells this September, with its fantastic range of expert nurseries, offering a wonderful range of rare and unusual plants.

Once we get hooked on gardens and gardening, it’s easy to become fascinated with new and unusual plants. Whether we specialise in collecting a particular group of plants such as roses, snowdrops, irises, etc., or are just interested in anything that is rare or novel, we’re constantly on the lookout for that special plant.

However, finding the plants that we need or want (not always the same thing!) is not always easy. The best sources are the many specialist growers and nurseries around the country, but many are based in remote locations, or may not be open regularly (or at all) to the public at their home sites. So how can these nurseries and the avid gardeners desperate to buy their plants be brought together?

The solution lies in the Rare Plant Fair at The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens!

At every one of the fairs there is the opportunity to buy interesting and unusual plants from nurseries, all of whom are genuine growers dedicated to offering well-grown plants and advice on the plants they sell. The admission fee for the Fair is a combined package and includes access to the Fair and Gardens, for significantly less than the normal admission fee for the garden only.


Admission is £8.00 per adult and includes the Fair, Palace and Gardens.

Bishop’s Palace Members and Wells Heritage Pass Holders have free entry to this event.

People’s Tickets, HHA Members and any discount codes are not valid on this day.

Children under 16 are admitted free of charge.


Well behaved dogs on short leads are allowed in the Gardens.

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