Visit to Bishop's Palace Gardens, Exeter

Date/Time: Thursday, 18th May 2023 |
Venue: Exeter Cathedral1 The Cloisters, Exeter, EX1 1HS
Cost: £10 for DGT Members, £12 for others

The Palace dates from 1224 and although the early history of the garden is not recorded, it is perhaps the oldest in Devon. Our guided visit will take us through a 14th century arch to the gardens (approximately 1.2 hectares/3 acres) stretching from the south-east corner of the cathedral to the old Roman bank and city walls. The grounds contain some fine trees such as a Lucombe oak, horse chestnut and copper oak as well as a surprising mix of wilderness and formality. The Palace and Gardens are of course home to Robert, The Rt Rev. The Lord Bishop of Exeter, a keen horticulturist.