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Even beautiful in winter

I always think the sign of a well designed garden is one that is interesting in the winter when... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gympie, Australia
Hidden behind the shops - a peaceful retreat

If you're busy shopping in Chichester and need a break the Gardens are a great escape. Even on a... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2018
Fiona F
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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All reviews flower beds roman wall hidden garden walls walk plants and trees lovely flowers city centre tranquil place lovely place to sit tucked away haven of peace well maintained gardens old city walls chichester cathedral plenty of seats well worth a visit south street
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I always think the sign of a well designed garden is one that is interesting in the winter when there is little colour about. This garden is a perfect example of this. Lovely and peaceful with some gorgeous plants. Worth a visit and free entry!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed November 29, 2018

If you're busy shopping in Chichester and need a break the Gardens are a great escape. Even on a coolish, wintery day with all the leaves coming off the trees it was beautiful and peaceful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fiona F
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Visited on a crisp Wednesday morning though going into the winter and being cleared these gardens with the old city wall were stunning. Must be an awesome place in spring and summer with the plants in bloom. A place to see in every season with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 648gerryw
Reviewed November 21, 2018

I have been visiting Chichester for years, and never knew the gardens were here. They are so well planted and maintained. I will return.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dvdgurr04
Reviewed November 16, 2018

Beautiful tranquil gardens set in central chichester behind the Cathedral. Lovely to visit all year. Benches to sit and enjoy the vast array of flowers plants and trees. Gates are locked at different times of the year. Definitely worth a visit to relax or just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank janicebird28
Reviewed November 6, 2018

It's always lovely to have a walk around the gardens - especially on a sunny autumn afternoon! Not many people about, and son we had the place to ourselves. Gorgeous views of the Cathedral too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sueskyblue
Reviewed November 1, 2018

We found this one day when we had to wait for a time in Chichester. They are beautiful gardens. We went on a lovely sunny day and there were quite a few local people sitting on the benches or on the grass having their lunch....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jackielangridge
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Well maintained open spaces around the cathedral. Some great views of the buldings viewed through glorious autumnal foliage.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barry H
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Well worth a walk around at any time of year. Lots of seating and some stunning views of the Cathedral.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WidleyTraveller
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

The garden is big. It's a park. Beautiful & calming, hidden behind the Chichester Cathedral. Good for walk. Or sit down on benches, enjoying the garden doing nothing or with a book.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank keeinkl
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Sue S
May 6, 2018|
Response from johnhp702 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sue It is not a large site and it is flat so hopefully you can enjoy it. Regards, John
June 13, 2017|
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Response from L14916 | Reviewed this property |
NO. It is a no dogs park (so is Priory Park by the way).
February 7, 2017|
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Response from Curlychichester | Reviewed this property |
Yes, go right to the end as though you're going into the Bishop's palace and there is an entrance on the left. It's also possible to enter via Avenue des Chartres, near the pedestrian crossing.