The Archbishop of Canterbury will open the garden of Lambeth Palace to visitors. Until recently, members of the public have only been able to visit the 11-acre garden on special occasions during the year, or during guided tours. This year it will be open once monthly for anyone who wishes to visit.
The move is part of Archbishop Justin Welby’s desire to make Lambeth Palace, which has been home to Archbishops of Canterbury for 800 years, more accessible to the public.
From April 7 until Sept. 1, the garden will be open between from noon to 3 p.m. on the first Friday of the month, with no need to book in advance. An entrance fee of £5 will support a chosen charity each month. Tea, coffee, and soft drinks will be available for purchase, together with plants from the garden, Lambeth Palace honey, and souvenirs.
Visitors will be encouraged to share their photos of the garden on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #LambethPalaceGarden, and the best will be shared on Lambeth Palace’s social media channels.