There has been a garden on this plot on the South Bailey since the 18th Century.
The Cathedral Gardeners maintain the cut flower garden throughout the year, setting seeds in the winter months in the potting shed and tending to cuttings in the greenhouse in early spring. The garden starts coming to life in May and is a riot of colorful blooms between July to October. In autumn, the garden also has its very own pumpkin patch.
So that it can provide for the floral arrangements for the cathedral, the garden grows over 30 varieties of Dalia, as well as alstroemeria, chrysanthemum, gladioli, status, verbena and zinnia.
Seasonal bedding plants are also grown in the garden to maintain the planting around the cathedral, as well as for the residential gardens in the College and the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Garden of Remembrance.
Your donations help to provide the resources to continue to grow fresh flowers and the support of our volunteers enables us to arrange them beautifully each week in the cathedral.