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The Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset

When: 22 March 2020: 10.00 am – 4.00pm

Well behaved dogs on short leads are allowed in the Gardens

At the heart of the historic city of Wells lies The Bishop’s Palace: a place full of secrets, stories and stunning scenery and home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for 800 years Surrounded by a breathtaking moat you can cross a flagstone drawbridge, under the portcullis and experience a true hidden gem in the heart of the City of Wells.

The Bishop’s Palace dates from the early-thirteenth century when Bishop Jocelin Trotman, the first Bishop to hold the title Bishop of Bath and Wells, received a crown licence to build a residence and deer park on land to the south of the Cathedral of St Andrew.

There are 14 acres of gardens to explore, including the beautiful well-pools from which the city takes its name. There is evidence that a garden existed here even before Bishop Jocelin began work on the Palace c.1206. Over the years the gardens have changed as successive bishops have added their legacy.

You are also welcome to look around the Bishop’s private Chapel, explore the ruined Great Hall and meet the famous mute swans who live alongside the moat and ring a bell when they want food.

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Admission

Admission is £7.00 per adult and includes the Fair, Palace and Gardens.

This is a substantial reduction on the normal admission fee!

CASH OR CHEQUE ONLY

Children under 16 free.

Members of the Palace and Wells Heritage Pass Holders free.

Please note that no other concessions are valid on the day of the Fair.

Parking

There is no car parking at the Bishop’s Palace itself. Visitors should use the public car parks in the City Centre. There will be a pick up point at the Palace Gate for visitors to drive and collect their purchases at the end of their visit. Disabled or elderly visitors may be dropped off and picked up at the Palace Gate.

Accessibility

Comprehensive information on site accessibility is available at the Bishop’s Palace website at https://bishopspalace.org.uk/info/accessibility/

Refreshments

Lunches and Refreshments available at The Bishop’s Table restaurant.

Picnics

Picnics are welcome throughout the grounds and gardens.

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25 beautiful Somerset gardens you need to visit

PUBLISHED: 15:45 31 May 2019

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Bursting with flora and fauna and pretty in bloom throughout the year, Charles Williams picks the best of Somerset’s glorious open spaces to explore

Barrington Court

Barrington, near Ilminster

Set against the picturesque backdrop of a restored Tudor manor and moat, these Gertrude-Jekyll-inspired gardens benefit from an emphasis on the colours and varieties of their plants, including roses, jasmine, honeysuckle and clematis. The Goose orchard and the walled kitchen garden supply the dining and tea rooms here, where you can taste the home-grown produce yourself. Complete your visit by browsing in the shop and the book barn.

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Claverton Manor Gardens American Museum in Britain

Claverton Manor, Bath

This museum of American culture boasts superb views, a café, extensive parkland and impressive gardens, chiefly the Mount Vernon Garden. With roses, seed house and white picket fence, it is based on George Washington’s garden on the Potomac River, Virginia, which he designed using plants and seeds from Bath.

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Clevedon Court Garden

Tickenham Road, Clevedon

Now managed by the National Trust, Clevedon Court was for centuries home to the lords of Clevedon. This majestic 14th century manor house offers excellent views and a small but pleasant garden. Take a walk or have a picnic in the 18th century terraced garden, with its trees, wooded hillside and wild flowers, and buy refreshments from the tea kiosk. Note: No debit or credit cards accepted at the kiosk.

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Cothay Manor and Gardens

Greenham, near Wellington

This 15th century medieval manor house, possibly the finest example of its kind in the country, is surrounded by 12 acres of gardens, with self-contained garden rooms leading off a lengthy yew hedging walk. In April, the gardens come alive with thousands of white tulips, while there are also river trails and a meadow nearby.

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Dunster Castle Garden and Grounds

Dunster, near Minehead

This hillside Norman castle is the perfect setting for a garden visit, with plenty to see and plenty of walks. The views here are outstanding all round. From the castle, visitors can see across to Exmoor, the Quantocks and the Bristol Channel, while the subtropical gardens themselves are a visual treat, with palm trees and floral terraces.

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East Lambrook Manor Gardens

South Petherton

This Grade I listed cottage garden is a testament to the efforts of the late Margery Fish, the renowned gardener and gardening writer. Among the attractions in this informal setting are collections of snowdrops, hellebores and geraniums. You will also find a herbaceous plant nursery, as well as a pleasant café in the 17th century Malthouse.

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Fyne Court

Broomfield, Bridgwater

Tucked into the Quantock Hills, Fyne Court was once the home of the Crosse family before its fiery destruction in1894. Today, the site is home to a wild garden and woodland walks on which you can encounter a variety of flora and fauna. Visitors can relax in the refurbished courtyard tea room, and there are several natural play areas for children, who can explore a play trail, climb trees, build dens or even play a giant game of Jenga.

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Greencombe Gardens

Porlock

Lovingly and carefully crafted since 1966 by the late Joan Loraine, the organic Greencombe Gardens is well worth experiencing. The site of the woodland garden overlooks the Bristol Channel and its features include dogwood, rhododendrons, and oak and sweet chestnut trees. Greencombe is also home to four national plant collections: Erythronium (small mountain lilies); Polystichum (the thumbs-up fern); Vaccinium (Wortleberries); and Gaultheria (Berries for Bears).

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Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton

The Hauser & Wirth Somerset gallery and arts centre is also the home of Oudolf Field, a garden designed by the Dutch landscape architect Piet Oudolf. Set in a perennial meadow, the garden has both classical and informal aspects. Bordered by hedges, cut through by paths for visitors and framed by trees, this is a relaxing and scenic work of art.

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Herschel Museum of Astronomy Garden

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath

If you’re looking for a rather different garden experience, visit the spot on which, in 1781, astronomer William Herschel discovered Uranus, the first newly discovered planet since the time of Ancient Greece. The garden, which complements the adjoining astronomy museum, resembles a classic Georgian design, with quinces, cypresses and plants punctuated by sculptures and carvings.

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Hestercombe Gardens

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton

Three historic periods meet and complement each other in Hestercombe Gardens, with a Victorian Shrubbery, a Georgian Landscape Garden and Edwardian Formal Gardens combining to make this a unique destination. Intriguing buildings are scattered among the spectacular walks, and you can see designs by Sir Edward Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll.

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Lytes Cary Manor

Lytes Cary Manor, near Somerton

Mediaeval Lytes Cary Manor was once the home of herbalist Henry Lyte, benefitted from a 20th century garden restoration by Sir Walter Jenner, and is now an attractive spot with numerous highlights. The Arts and Crafts garden contains fine topiary, roses and colourful herbaceous borders, besides a Medlar and Quince orchard. There is also a well-stocked barn shop and a tea room offering light refreshments.

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Midney Gardens and Nurseries

Mill Lane, Midney, Somerton

Midney Gardens is a network of gardens, linked together but each distinct. The coastal-toned Seaside Garden, the colourful Fire Garden and the Art Nouveau-inspired Clarice Cliff Garden are some of those waiting to be explored. There is also a nursery here for gardeners to explore, stocking grasses, herbs, alpines and herbaceous plants, each organically grown here. On top of that, a tea room serves coffee, homemade cakes and cream teas.

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Milton Lodge Gardens

Milton Lodge, Old Bristol Road, Wells

The layout of the Milton Lodge Gardens was the brainchild of Charles Tudway, great grandfather of the Lodge’s present owner. The peaceful and attractive Grade II listed gardens incorporate trees, yew hedges and roses while architectural terraces, including the Pool Terrace and the Sundial Terrace, give stunning views towards Wells Cathedral and the Vale of Avalon. There is also a seven-acre arboretum.

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Montacute House Gardens

Montacute

Montacute House is an Elizabethan Renaissance gem, and makes a stunning backdrop to the graceful gardens around it. Here, fine lawns are surrounded by neatly-trimmed yews, while a sunken lawn is backed by pavilions and walls with balustrades and pinnacles. Also, Montacute’s tree-lined West Drive can be seen in Sense and Sensibility (1995), which was partially filmed here (find some more of Somerset’s famous film locations here). Visitors can have a meal or snack at the courtyard café, or pick up a gift in the shop.

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Parade Gardens

Grand Parade, Bath

Centrally located in Bath, the Parade Gardens cover more than two acres and look out over the River Avon. The gardens are a great location for a relaxing time, with excellent flower displays and, annually, during the summer, unique three dimensional carpet bedding. A bandstand hosts concerts during the summer and deck chairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis, as well as a private refreshment kiosk from Easter until September.

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Prior Park Landscape Garden

Ralph Allen Drive, Bath

Set in a valley with outstanding views of the city of Bath, this beautiful landscape garden is also only minutes away from the Bath skyline, with its meadows, Iron Age fort and Roman ruins. In Prior Park, you can cross over a Palladian bridge which is one of just four of its kind in the world. There are various children’s activities available, too, including a natural play area and discovery trails.

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Somerset Lavender

Horsepond Farm, Faulkland

Between May and September, the two Lavender Fields here are a sight to see, with the lavender swarming with bees collecting pollen. There’s also the Lavender Garden, brimming with varieties of lavender, and with a rose arbour where visitors can relax. The Healing Garden contains herbs with medicinal value, such as camomile, mint and thyme, and the Flower and Vegetable Garden supplies the café, which also sells drinks, cakes and lunches.

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The Bishop’s Palace Gardens

The Bishop’s Palace, Market Place, Wells

Behind a moat and ramparts, this peaceful 14-acre garden has plenty to see. An arboretum, herbaceous borders, roses, a waterfall and a Garden of Reflection, to name a few, to say nothing of the view from those ancient ramparts. Wonderfully presented and colourful, the Palace grounds also host theatrical, musical and mediaeval entertainment during the summer.

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The Walled Garden at Mells

Rectory Garden, Selwood Street, Mells

The Walled Garden began life as the garden supplying Mells Rectory, which was then demolished in the 1540s during Henry VIII’s dissolution of the Monasteries. Today, you can enjoy the wonderful views over a pasture and meadow from the rose terrace, stroll past olive, bay and fig trees, see vibrant borders and locally-made ironwork garden sculptures, or sample the café’s Mediterranean menu including gelato and oven-baked pizza.

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The Walled Gardens of Cannington

Church Street, Cannington, near Bridgwater

The Walled Gardens of Cannington are situated in the grounds of a medieval priory, many of whose structures remain, including the walls which lend the garden its name. Highlights include the Sub-Tropical Walk, Botanical Glasshouse, Victorian-style fernery, and the restful Bishop’s and Australasian Gardens. You can also find a tea room, gift shop and plant nursery here, and you don’t need to actually visit the gardens to take advantage of these.

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Tintinhull Garden

Farm Street, Tintinhull, Yeovil

The garden around this 17th century house, which serves as a National Trust holiday home, is well worth seeing, with an orchard, productive kitchen garden, lawns, pools and fantastic topiary. Its sections include the Eagle Court, where box-hedge domes line the pathway, and the Pool Garden, with its summerhouse and its dyed blue reflective pond. A small tea room also serves cakes and teas.

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Yeo Valley Organic Garden

Holt Farm, Bath Road, Blagdon

Farmed by the Mead family since the 15th century and renowned for its dairy products, Yeo Valley is also home to one of Britain’s few ornamental organic gardens. Covering 6.5 acres and with views of the Mendips and Blagdon Lake, it promises a colourful experience, with continuously developing edible and ornamental displays. Also, the Garden Café offers homemade refreshments.

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England is the most garden-loving country in the world, with more gardens open to the public than anywhere else. London is the Garden Capital of the world, in the sense of having a higher proportion of garden-loving residents than any other capital city in the world. But there are disappointingly few great English gardens in London: one therefore has to travel by car or train to other English regions to find great gardens to visit. The most famous period in English garden history is the eighteenth century, when the original English landscape gardens were made. In addition to these English Garden Finder entries, please see Garden Tours in England for information on tours, self-guided visits tailor-made tours and gardens open to the public in England and our guide to Garden Hotels in the UK.

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    The next Somerset Garden Day takes place on Sunday 10 May 2020. Its aim is to remind us all to relax and enjoy the garden. Somerset Garden Day also helps to promote the amazing range of gardens in Somerset and highlights some of the numerous places of interest which the county has to offer.

    Even for a local like me, it can be easy to forget just how many fantastic gardens in Somerset there are that are open to the public. Alongside National Trust properties, there are privately owned gardens, council managed botanical gardens, nature reserves and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty! Many of these places are just a few miles away from my bed and breakfast in Croscombe.

    Countryside around Wells Pic: Nick James

    Our somerset garden journey begins

    The Bishop’s Palace in Wells has been home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for over 800 years. England’s smallest city derived its name from the wells that can be found within the 14 acres of gardens at the palace.

    The gardens at the Bishop’s Palace

    These gardens in Somerset have been acknowledged by the Royal Horticultural Society no less! (There is a charge to enter these gardens.)

    The Bishop’s Palace in Wells

    Venture just a few miles from Wells and you will find the incredible landscapes at Cheddar Gorge and Ebbor Gorge. Cheddar Gorge often features in magazine lists of ‘best views’. Lesser known Ebbor Gorge is certainly no slouch in the view stakes.

    A path to Ebbor Gorge

    Ebbor gorge is owned by the National Trust but you won’t find any shops here. Bring a picnic and soak up the views. The other beauty of these places is that they are free to visit. So, easy on the eye and on the wallet!

    Cheddar Gorge

    National Trust gardens in Somerset

    Like getting your money’s worth from your National Trust membership? Well, Barrington Court, Blaise Hamlet, Clevedon Court, Dunster Castle, Lytes Cary, Montacute, Tyntesfield and Tintinhull are all in Somerset.

    The impressive facade of Dunster Castle

    Among the beautiful privately or independently owned houses and gardens in Somerset are Cothay Manor, East Lambrook, Forde Abbey, Hestercombe and Kilver Court. These range in size from just a couple of acres to over 50 acres.

    If you fancy something a little more steamy, then the glasshouses at the Botanical Gardens in Bristol might be right up your street (or garden path…). There are another 9 acres of botanical gardens to enjoy in the city of Bath. These gardens include a replica Roman Temple which was shown in the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924.

    more informal somerset gardens

    Like to see a rare animal or two in the great outdoors? Not a problem. Just head down to the Avalon Marshes. This area lies in the heart of the Somerset Levels and, being flat, it’s a great place to explore by bike.

    Pic: Nick James

    Sticking with the more informal outdoor theme, lace up your walking boots and head for the Mendip Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) or Exmoor National Park. The limestone Mendip Hills offer stunning landscapes, ancient monuments, rich grasslands and a wide variety of wildlife. The same can be said of Exmoor National Park’s 267 square miles (most of which are in Somerset!).

    PLANTS AND SCULPTURES

    There are some incredible outdoor exhibits at the Hauser and Wirth garden and gallery in Bruton. Dutch landscape architect Piet Oudolf designed the gardens behind the gallery which also contain sculptures. The sculptures change from time to time (they must require huge cranes to move them). One of the highlights of these gardens is a large meadow known as Oudolf Field.

    The gardens at Hauser & Wirth in Bruton

    The Walled Garden in Mells is also well worth a visit. These small gardens contain a great little cafe and a plant nursery, so if a particular plant takes your fancy you may be able to buy it. Mells is a beautiful village and well worth exploring.

    The Walled Garden in Mells

    The magnificent range of gardens in Somerset are another reason to visit this incredible county. As for Somerset Garden Day, I hope to be able to snatch a little ‘me time’ in my courtyard garden. Perhaps with a glass of wine rather than a trowel in my hand.

    My garden

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