THE Bishop’s Palace Country Garden Festival celebrates its 5th year this summer.

It will once again take over the splendid grounds of The Bishop’s Palace in Wells from June 14 until June 16.

The 14 acres of RHS partner gardens will be at their absolute peak, with parterres filled with the scent of myriad roses and dramatic borders aflame with summer colour, all set amongst the medieval ramparts of the ancient Palace and its famous well pools.

The Country Garden Festival will fill the gardens with a range of stalls, including nurseries with rare and specialist plants, food and drink, garden gadgets and tools, sculpture, outdoor seating and paints, and many more, all designed to inspire you to love and use your garden.

Some of the stalls will be hosting hands-on demonstrations to help you to learn new skills and improve your gardening knowledge.

There will be a range of garden-themed talks from speakers such as Chris Beardshaw (award-winning British garden designer), Anne Swithinbank (one of Britain’s best known Gardening presenters) and Tamsin Westhorpe (experienced horticultural journalist).

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There will also be an opportunity to join Head Gardener, James Cross, and the garden team from the Palace for a very special Gardeners Question Time when they will attempt to answer all your problematic gardening questions.

The team will also be offering regular Garden Tours throughout the long weekend, which are a perfect opportunity to get the inside story and behind-the-scenes scoop on what really goes on at these historic Gardens.

Live music will be performed on the South Lawn and in the Chapel throughout the Festival, with a variety of top acts from around the South West to entertain visitors whilst they sit and soak up the atmosphere.

Tickets, which are being sold in aid of The Palace Trust and its conservation work, are £9 Adult, £4 Child, £7 Groups of 10+.

The County Garden Festival takes place from June 14 until June 16, from 10am until 6pm. To book or to find out more visit or call 01749 988111.