The Country Garden Festival

14th - 16th June 10:00am - 6:00pm


The Bishop’s Palace Country Garden Festival celebrates its 5th year this summer and will once again take over the splendid grounds of The Bishop’s Palace from 14th-16th June.

The 14 acres of RHS partner gardens will be at their absolute peak; with parterres filled with the scent of myriad roses and dramatic borders aflame with summer colour.

The Country Garden Festival will fill the gardens with a range of stalls; from nurseries selling a range of rare and specialist plants, to food and drink, garden gadgets and tools, sculpture, outdoor seating and paints, as well as hands-on demonstrations, all designed to inspire you to love and use your garden.

There will be a range of garden-themed talks from speakers such as Chris Beardshaw - award-winning British garden designer, plantsman, author, and broadcaster for shows such as Gardeners Question Time and Gardeners’ World - and Tamsin Westhorpe - experienced horticultural journalist, gardener, RHS Chelsea Flower Show Judge and co-Chair of The Garden Media Guild. There will be a special Gardeners Question Time with the Palace Garden Team, who will also be running tours of the Gardens throughout the weekend.

Live music will be performed on the South Lawn and in the Chapel throughout the Festival, with a variety of top acts from around the South West to entertain visitors whilst they sit and soak up the atmosphere!

Tickets, which are being sold in aid of The Palace Trust and its conservation work, are £9 Adult, £4 Child, £7 Groups of 10+ and Under 5’s are FREE, and can be purchased from 1st April 2019 - online, by telephone, or from the Visitor Centre.

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