This May Bank Holiday weekend Chester Cathedral will be taking part in the National Gardens Scheme.
Only the second cathedral in the country to open its gardens in this way, visitors will have unlimited access to the Cloister Garth, the 2012 Jubilee Garden, the Bishop of Chester’s garden and new developments in Abbey Street and on the cathedral green.
Chester Cathedral’s gardens are entirely funded by the Friends of Chester Cathedral and are developed and maintained by volunteers.
Every year, National Garden Scheme gardens across England and Wales welcome around 750,000 visitors. Most of the gardens which take part in the scheme are privately owned and open just a few times each year. The money raised by the initiative is used by the National Gardens Scheme to support nursing, caring and gardening charities. Last year, more than £2.5 million was secured.
The open day will be followed by a Choral Evensong sung by Chester Cathedral Nave Choir in the cathedral’s iconic fourteenth century quire stalls at 16.15pm.
Chester Cathedral will be taking part in the National Gardens Scheme on 23 May 2015, 13:00 – 16:00. Admission brochures will be on sale for £3.00 and children go free. Tour route starts at the War Memorial entrance on St. Werburgh Street.