Chichester's Secret Garden
Steeped in history, Chichester’s city centre has lots to offer the explorer to checks around every corner and takes every path or passage way just to see what’s there. The Cathedral grounds dominate the historic quarter and most of them are open to visitors, including a hidden gem, Bishop’s Palace Gardens. Nestled within the old city walls, the gardens are secluded and benefit of the backdrop of the Cathedral soaring spire.
In recent years the gardens have been restored by the Friends of Bishop's Palace Garden have worked closely with the council to develop the project. Water features, new seating and a pergola walk have also been introduced.
The garden is free to enter and are open daily from 8am until dusk. The gardens provide access the city’s historic walls and also offer a glimpse of the palace through the beautiful gates which date back to 1147-48 when the cathedral was moved from Selsey to Chichester.