The Bishop’s Palace lies at the heart of the historic City of Wells and is 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 gem in the heart of the City of Wells.
The historic gardens host a new Summer Rare Plant Fair on Sunday, August 20th and visitors will see the garden at its high summer best.
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.
In August, many of the garden’s features will be at their peak, including the Hot Border; the huge Wells Border with repeat flowering roses and late summer perennials; and the Garden of Reflection will be at its best with bright annuals filling the stained glass window themed garden.
The fair is open from 10am to 4pm, and adult entry, which includes entry to both the fair and garden costs just £5. There are 17 top class exhibitors booked from across the country Full details, including a list of the nurseries attending the event, can be found at
The Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset BA5 2PD. www.rareplantfair.co.uk