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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Fulham Palace

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 11:00–15:00

Activities

Four special guided tours by volunteers and garden apprentices for OGSW ticket holders at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm. Tours start at the Reception table on the lawn just inside main entrance gates off Bishops Avenue. Head gardener and members of the gardening team present in the walled garden. Museum open 12-4pm. Walled garden open 10.15 to 4.15pm.  The licensed Drawing Room Café serves light meals, sandwiches, cakes,  tea and coffee from 9am to 5pm. Plants for sale.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

At end of Bishop's Avenue by gates to Bishop's Park or by gate close to All Saints Church in Bishop's Park
Nearest postcode: SW6 6EA

Buses

14, 74, 220, 414, 430

Station

Putney Bridge

Cycle hire station

Bishop's Avenue (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

The walled garden is accessible but some paths are narrow. The surface of the gravel paths varies, so manual wheelchair users may need assistance.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Fulham Palace was home to the Bishops of London from around 700 to 1973. The palace itself is a fascinating mixture of architectural styles from the Tudor, Georgian and Victorian periods set in 13 acres of gardens that still reflect the 18th-century landscape design. These include many interesting and rare trees and plants.

The gardens and nearby Bishop's Park were restored between 2010 and 2012. A third phase of restoration is under way which should be completed by June 2019.

Visitors can see the rebuilt vinery, the historic knot garden planted with perennials, a new apple arch of 2018 and the daily work of the productive kitchen garden.

Head Gardener: Lucy Hart
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 11:00–15:00

Activities

Four special guided tours by volunteers and garden apprentices for OGSW ticket holders at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm. Tours start at the Reception table on the lawn just inside main entrance gates off Bishops Avenue. Head gardener and members of the gardening team present in the walled garden. Museum open 12-4pm. Walled garden open 10.15 to 4.15pm.  The licensed Drawing Room Café serves light meals, sandwiches, cakes,  tea and coffee from 9am to 5pm. Plants for sale.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

At end of Bishop's Avenue by gates to Bishop's Park or by gate close to All Saints Church in Bishop's Park
Nearest postcode: SW6 6EA

Buses

14, 74, 220, 414, 430

Station

Putney Bridge

Cycle hire station

Bishop's Avenue (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

The walled garden is accessible but some paths are narrow. The surface of the gravel paths varies, so manual wheelchair users may need assistance.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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Fulham Palace Meadows Allotments SW6 6EA
0.2 km / 0.1 miles
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All Saints Vicarage Garden, Fulham SW6 3LG
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