Bishop's Palace and Gardens

The Bishop's Palace and Gardens are a place of tranquillity in Hereford City Centre. The large private garden backs onto the River Wye and is not overlooked by any neighbours other than the magnificent Hereford Cathedral.  The garden has many interesting plants, trees and flowers, and visitors are invited to explore this private space during the Open Garden Season each summer.

The Great Hall and Palace (House) are occupied by the Diocese of Hereford and is home to the Bishop of Hereford.  The buildings are of significant historical interest and brimming with the stories of previous occupants.  


A New Chapel

The wall of the double chapel which precedes the present-day cathedral and palace.

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Back of the Chapter House

Back of the Chapter House

Back of the Chapter House

Cedar Trees

Cedar Trees

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Deanery Gate

Deanery Gate

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Early Residents of the Palace

The earliest residents of the palace and civil war.

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Ginko Tree

The Ginko Tree.

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History Pre-Norman Conquest

Early History before the Norman Conquest

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Medieval Bishops

Medieval Bishops

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Medieval Celebrity

St Thomas of Hereford 1275 - 1282 is Hereford's first celebrity bishop.

St Thomas Cantilupe

Mulberry Tree

The Mulberry Tree

Mulberry Tree
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