The English Country Garden Festival

22nd - 24th June 10:00am - 5:00pm

Kindly sponsored by Stihl and Griffin Glasshouses.


The English Country Garden Festival returns to The Bishop’s Palace.

22nd-24th June 2018

This will be the 4th consecutive year that the event has taken place and the Festival will once again re-unite garden-lovers with garden specialists from around the country.

Designed to celebrate the Great British Garden, the stunning 14-acre grounds of the Palace will feature guided tours, live music, expert speakers, BBQ food, ‘have a go’ skills and crafts and over 40 stalls, including a fabulous range of nurseries selling unusual and popular plants.

The Festival will be opened on Friday 22nd by Jo Thompson, one of the UK’s leading Garden Designers, who has been the recipient of three Gold and five Silver Gilt medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Jo will also give a talk about Garden Design at 11:30am.

This year, for the first time, the Royal Horticultural Society will be in attendance on Saturday 23rd June and will be holding a “Gardener’s Question Time” designed to help keen horticulturalists and amateur garden enthusiasts to deal with some of the problems that they come up against throughout the gardening year.

Tickets are available online here, via the Shop and by telephone (01749 988 111), with advance discounts and Group rates available.

This is a fundraising event. Proceeds from this event will go towards the upkeep of The Bishop’s Palace