Fulham Palace was home to the Bishops of London from around 700 to 1973. The palace itself is an architectural treasure, including elements from the Tudor, Georgian and Victorian periods. It lies in 13 acres of lawn and gardens that still reflect the 18th-century landscape design. There are many interesting and unusual trees and plants.
The gardens and nearby Bishop's Park were restored between 2010 and 2012, thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Hammersmith and Fulham Council.
Visitors can see the rebuilt vinery, the historic knot garden planted with perennials, a new orchard planted in 2014 and the ongoing work within the walled garden, as more of it is brought back into productive use.
- Saturday 11:00–15:00
- Four special guided tours by volunteers and garden apprentices for OGSW ticket holders at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm. Head gardener and members of the gardening team present in the walled garden. Museum open 12-4pm. Walled garden open 10.15 to 4.15pm. Drawing Room Café serving light meals and refreshments, 9am-5pm. Plants for sale.
At end of Bishop's Avenue by gates to Bishop's Park or by gate close to All Saints Church in Bishop's Park
Nearest postcode: SW6 6EA
- 14, 74, 220, 414, 430
- Putney Bridge
- Cycle hire station:
- Bishop's Avenue (Map)
- Disabled toilet on site.
- The walled garden is accessible but some paths are narrow. The surface of the gravel paths varies, so manual wheelchair users may need assistance.
- Working assistance dogs only