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Lambeth Palace garden open day

Lambeth Palace Garden AporThis year, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has opened the garden of Lambeth Palace to visitors on a regular basis for the first time in its 800-year history and Christian CAid are delighted to have been invited to host their open garden on Wednesday 5 August.

Dating back to the 12th Century, the garden at Lambeth Palace is the oldest continuously-cultivated garden in London. The garden takes up just over 10 acres and visitors can see amongst the beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs, Cardinal Pole’s historic white-fleshed fig tree, first planted on the site in 1556.

Visit Lambeth Palace

You can walk in these beautiful surroundings between 12pm and 3pm. Tea, coffee and cakes will be available to purchase, the proceeds of which, along with the admission fee of £4 will go to Christian Aid. There will also be an opportunity to purchase plants and Lambeth Palace souvenirs.

  • When: 12pm-3pm, Wednesday 5 August 2015

  • Where: Lambeth Palace, London SE1 7JU

  • Admission fee: £4

There is no need to book in advance - just turn up. It'll be lovely to see you!

About Lambeth Palace

The garden forms part of the Archbishop's ministry, and is used by his family, staff and visitors - as well as many different organisations and charities.

The palace and garden are maintained and owned by the Church Commissioners for England. There are two full-time gardeners and one part-time gardener.

Volunteer gardeners also help with routine maintenance work in the garden for a few hours each week. 

The garden is maintained using organic principles wherever possible.