We are opening the beautiful cathedral gardens on Saturday 24 August, from 10am - 3.30pm. Visitors will be able to explore the historic Chapter House Garden, Cloister Garden, Canons’ Garden, Dean’s Garden and the beautiful Bishop's Garden at their own leisure, with our team of volunteer garden guides on hand in each garden to answer any questions. This is a self-led event where you are welcome to enjoy the peaceful and beautiful gardens at your own pace. There are many places to sit, relax and enjoy the tranquil environment.   

Tickets cost £6 for garden entry. You are welcome to arrive any time during the day but please note that last entry is at 3pm. Why not upgrade your ticket to include garden entry and afternoon tea for £16?

During the event, we will be serving delicious Afternoon Tea from College Hall, located within the gardens. Please select the 'Gardens Entry with Afternoon Tea' ticket option below to ensure we can cater for you on the day and reserve your table. 

Our afternoon tea includes:

  • A selection of finger sandwiches
  • A variety of mini cakes including Victoria sponge, eclairs, macarons, and strawberry meringues
  • Mini scones with jam, clotted cream & strawberries
  • Tea or coffee

To book tickets please proceed below. You will receive a confirmation email after your booking which will act as your ticket. Please bring this with you on the day, either printed or on your phone. We require booking in advance for any afternoon tea tickets to ensure we can cater for all requests. Please let us know if you are planning to bring a large group, so we can be sure to accommodate you and reserve a table. 

Accessibility Information: the Chapter House Garden and Cloister Garden are both easily accessible for wheelchairs. The Canons’ Garden, Dean's Garden and Bishop's Garden have some areas with sloping lawns, gravel paths and a few steps so are less accessible, but more accessible routes throughout the gardens can be suggested. If you require a carer’s ticket for this event or any further details on accessibility, please contact [email protected]  

Questions and queries can be directed to [email protected] or call 01432 374 251/263. If you have ordered Afternoon Tea and have allergens or dietary requirements, please contact us in advance.

Photo Credit: Gordon Taylor

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Ticket Quantity Price

Open Gardens Entry

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Open Gardens Entry with Afternoon Tea

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