yellow flowers in front of a red brick Tudor gateway

Wednesday 18 September 2024, 11am-12.15pm - Fulham Palace Gardens, Bishop's Avenue, SW6 6EA

The Dulwich Society Gardens Group has arranged a guided tour of these historic Grade II* listed gardens. Fulham Palace was the home of the Bishops of London until the 1970s. The 'botanising bishop', Bishop Compton, put the gardens on the horticultural map in the 17th Century as an avid collector of exotic plants and trees from around the world. Subsequent bishops altered the gardens to their own tastes with significant introductions including the first magnolia to be grown in Europe. Within the 13 acres, there is a three-acre walled garden, largely laid out in the 18th Century; a knot garden laid out in the 1830s; and a magnificent vinery. The garden was fully restored in 2011 and has a café on site. Our guided tour will last approximately 75 minutes. Tickets are £10 and available via TicketTailor here.

Transport: the garden can be reached most easily from Putney Bridge station (District Line from Victoria), c.5-minute walk; an alternative is the 37 bus to Putney and a c.15-minute walk or a bus across Putney Bridge.

Photo credit: Matthew Bruce