The Country Garden Festival

14th - 16th June 10:00am - 5:00pm


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 in Somerset 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.

Garden-themed talks will be given by:

Chris Beardshaw - award-winning British garden designer, plantsman, author, and broadcaster for shows such as Gardeners Question Time and Gardeners’ World.

Tamsin Westhorpe - experienced horticultural journalist, gardener, RHS Chelsea Flower Show Judge and co-Chair of The Garden Media Guild.

Anne Swithinbank - freelance gardening broadcaster and writer, and Gardeners’ Question Time panellist.

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 Somerset and the South West to entertain visitors whilst they sit and soak up the atmosphere!

Please note that last entry to the Garden Festival is at 4:30pm and the site closes to the public at 5pm on 14th, 15th and 16th June.

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 ONLINE HERE, by telephone, or from the Visitor Centre (formerly the Palace Shop).

Palace Members and Wells Heritage Pass holders are free. Please note that no other discount cards and passes can be used during the Garden Festival.