The Community Garden

The Community Garden is a thriving and vibrant area of the Palace Gardens.

Originally the Kitchen Garden, then becoming fallow, it is now home to vegetable, fruit and flower beds and a Victorian-style greenhouse, and provides a space for volunteers and community groups to come and learn new skills.

Look out for our produce on sale outside the shop, or being used on the menu in The Bishop’s Table. As well as our tasty vegetables and fruit, we also grow beautiful flowers which are used for displays in the Palace and sold as bunches in the shop. Flowers are usually available from June-late October.

If you are interested in volunteering in the garden or bringing a community group to the garden please contact James Cross on 01749 988111

Community Garden Produce

We regularly hold family activities in the Community Garden, which in 2016 will be every Monday during school holidays (except Bank Holidays).

Click here to see all our events.


If you want to grow your own vegetables, but don’t know where to start, or perhaps you dream of cutting flowers straight from the garden for your table, or want to know more about organic pest and disease control, one of our workshops could be for you. Whether you are an individual, couple, family or small group, workshops are bookable directly with our Community Gardener, and can be arranged for a time to suit you. One-to-one sessions start from just £12 per hour and can be tailored around your learning goals. For more information and to discuss your requirements, please contact Amanda Clay, Community Gardener, [email protected] 01749 988111 ext 211 (Mon - Wed).