Rare Plant Fair

Building on the success of our popular Spring Fair at The Bishop's Palace, Wells, we return to the Bishop's Palace in Wells for our summer Fair.

Since development of the gardens started in 2005 the borders have been planted with season long interest in mind. Many of the roses are repeat flowering and

the cross section of planting means most of the borders are full of interest from May until the first frosts. In August the large Bishops Dahlia collection will be at its best and a riot of colour. The Hot Border will also be at its peak and full of yellows, reds and blues.

The South Lawn planting is inspired by a sketch from 1830 and features bold and luxuriant planting around the tower. The huge, newly planted Wells border has retained its late Victorian feel but has been updated for a more contemporary style with roses, Philadelphus and many choice late-flowering perennials. In August the Garden of Reflection will also be at its best with bright annuals filling the stained glass window themed garden.

In total, there are 14 acres of gardens to explore. 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.

Now in their 24th season, our fairs are held in beautiful and prestigious gardens, making a day out at one of our fairs a really enjoyable experience for everyone, whether a novice or experienced gardener. Relax and enjoy refreshments, often homemade, at all of our venues.

At every one of our fairs there is the opportunity to buy interesting and unusual plants from our nurseries, all of whom are genuine growers dedicated to offering you well-grown plants and advice on the plants they sell.

Admission
Admission is £6.00 per adult and includes the Fair, Palace and Gardens.
This is a substantial reduction on the normal admission fee!

Well behaved dogs on short leads are allowed in the Gardens

CASH OR CHEQUE ONLY

Children under 16 and Member of the Bishop's Palace 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.

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Market Pl, BA5 2PD
Wells
19 August , Sunday 10:00

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