BBC Gardener’s World Gives Boost to Bishop’s Palace

The Bishop’s Palace Gardens were given the accolade of being featured on BBC Gardener’s World last Friday evening.


Viewers were treated to a segment in the new, longer format, programme in which Head Gardener James Cross was followed by presenter Alan Power for a day, in order to discover what his daily gardening schedule involves!

The segment was filmed back in August and the Gardens were seen looking at their colourful best. James introduced Alan to some of his favourite roses, talked him through the tradition of the famous bell-ringing swans and introduced him to Bishop Peter Hancock.

Chief Executive Rosie Martin said “We were absolutely thrilled to be featured on such a popular programme and are delighted to have the hard work of James and his team recognised in this way.”

Visitor numbers were immediately boosted by the programme with the Palace reporting a large increase in visitors over the weekend, along with an uplift of over 500% in website traffic volume immediately following the broadcast.

BBC Gardener’s World was first broadcast in 1968 and has an average audience of over 2 million viewers weekly

The episode can be seen on iPlayer until 7th November.