At last like Alice walking through that illusive door!

1-P1030762It’s all a bit of a trek from Brighton so today I was taking things easy and had already watched the geese nibbling 1-P1030745the daisies alongside the Thames and sipped fresh watermelon juice which came from a friendly riverside cafe.

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15-P1030766It was my regular foray to the Poetry School when I saw the door open. At last a chance to see what had always seemed like a secret garden from the other side of the Palace clock!   1-P1030800Apparently  ‘The garden at Lambeth Palace’ has been a private garden since the 12th century – and it’s the oldest continuously cultivated garden in London.’  I had not known that it is open to the public once a month.

But now with only twenty minutes before my class…

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It costs five pounds (for charity) to enter but even a flying visit seemed worth it – and it was!   Here they have what would appear to be see the biggest and surely the oldest fig tree in the country.

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Long tree-lined walks, a fountain, sculptures, a wonderful array of roses and deep blue irises. Just time to buy a tomato plant which I am promised will grow stripy tomatoes and then I have to rush to the class to wax lyrical hopefully, but I will be going back again very soon.

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Monthly openings

Lambeth Palace Garden will be open on the first Friday of the month between March and October, from 12pm to 3pm. Admission is £5 and there will be teas and coffees available to purchase.

The garden is open from 4 March 2016 on the first Friday of each month until October 2016.  Teas and plant sales too.

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