Hello and welcome to another episode of 'Walking Talking Gardeners' with English horticulturists Simon and Lorna. Join them as they discover the delights of the Bishops Palace garden, situated with the confines of Chichester Cathedral. The Palace itself is currently the residence of the Bishop of Chichester.

You can visit the garden at West Street, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1RP or approach by Canon Lane, which is through an archway half way up South Street on the west side.

You may be surprised to learn that construction began on the cathedral in 1076 making it one of the oldest in the land, however the garden is looks in part to be situated within Elizabethan architecture.

Since 1976, The Palace Gardens have been leased to the city council and are now a public park surrounded by the Roman city walls offering views of the Palace, Cathedral and Bell Tower. Within the park is a large area used for growing fruit and vegetables which is currently managed by local charity Grow Chichester. A large portion of the gardens have been retained for the private use of the occupants of The Palace

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