The Bishop's Palace, Ely 6185

Ely, England, Cambridgeshire, East Cambridgeshire

Brief Description

Features of The Bishop's Palace include a kitchen garden, a rose garden, a lawn, box hedges and herbaceous borders.

History

The Bishop's Palace was created in the late-15th century as a private residence.

Detailed Description

Against the north wall of the Bishop's Palace, close to its east end are the remains of the Monks Kitchen, which is now the rose garden with lawn and garden seat. The garden to the north of the palace is divided into rooms by ancient walls. The rose garden is divided by low box hedges forming a parterre, to one side a lawn with fine specimen trees and an herbaceous border, then a wild flower area and vegetable garden.
Features
  • Kitchen Garden
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  • Rose Garden
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  • Lawn
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  • Herbaceous Border
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  • Hedge
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  • Parterre
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  • Garden Seat
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  • Garden Wall
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Ely
History

Detailed History

This was originally the Deanery and has recently become the Bishop's Palace. It is a large house built into the Great Hall of the monastery which lies south of the remains of the cloisters.
References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust