The Bishops Palace Gardens, next to Chichester Cathedral, is a beautifully kept, tranquil garden bordered by the historic Roman city walls, and the Tudor wall. The perfect place to take a relaxing wander a few steps from the thriving centre of Chichester, you can enjoy some of the best views of the cathedral. There are plenty of benches to take that well-earned rest, or sit and admire the immaculately kept gardens.
In the gardens you will find a section of shrubs, trees, roses, climbers and herbaceous plants, with around 100 unusual trees and shrubs throughout. There is also an eye-catching rose pergola which was planted in 2009 and carries climbing roses, clematis and honeysuckle.
The Bishops Palace Gardens has been leased and maintained by Chichester District Council since 1974 for everyone to enjoy.
The Bishops Palace Gardens are open from 8am until dusk every day
Entry is free into the Bishops Palace Gardens
No dogs, bicycles or ball games are permitted in the Bishops Palace Gardens.
The Bishops Palace Gardens has a wide, gravel path throughout the garden.
Access to Bishop's Palace Gardens is by foot through Canon Lane, which is through an archway half way up South Street. There is also an entrance on the Chichester inner ring road in Avenue de Chartres near the roundabout into West Street.
Although there is no car park at the Bishops Palace Gardens, there are several city centre car parks within walking distance including the large Avenue De Chartres in Southgate.
By train: the nearest train station is Chichester.
By bus: Chichester bus station (opposite Chichester railway station) is a short walk from the Bishops Palace Gardens. For an up-to-date timetable visit the STAGECOACH website.