The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Chalice Well Gardens

This ancient Holy Well, set in beautiful landscaped gardens at the foot of Glastonbury Tor is steeped in Glastonbury's myths and legends including Joseph of Arimathea and King Arthur. The Chalice Well is a peaceful sanctuary in which to retreat from the busy-ness of everyday life, soothe the soul and revive the spirits. This natural setting with its waters that flow in rills and pools, is like a garden of many 'rooms'; the swing-seat with its views of the Tor, the Meadow overlooking the levels for picnics, the Healing Pool for refreshing feet, the Lions Head for drinking the pure spring water and the Well Head itself.

With the renewed interest in healing plants, a Physic Garden with over 100 specimens has been established including arnica, Echinacea, mugwort, valerian, evening primrose and sweet Cicely. There is an annual programme of events, including late night openings with candlelight and music and seasonal celebrations to mark the cycles of Nature. 'Companionship' is available for an annual subscription and includes free access to the gardens and the opportunity to book accommodation in one of the Trust's two Companions' retreat houses. The Shop offers a selection of quality crafts, gifts and books.

Fact File

Opening Times: April 1st to October 28th 10 am - 6 pm October 29th to March 31st 10 am - 4:30 pm. Last admission 30 minutes prior to closing. There is no smoking, alcohol, or mobile phones. Guide and Assistance Dogs are welcome.
Admission Rates: Adults £4.75, Children £2.40, Concessions £3.85 (includes Gift Aid Donation). Standard admission is available. Private access offers exclusive use of the gardens £8.00 per person
minimum fee £60.00
Group Rates: Group leaders go free for groups of 10+. Normal admission as above.
Facilities: Onsite Shop, toilets with disabled access. Disabled Access: Motorised wheelchair available, please ask.
Tours: Tour Groups welcome - please see Group Rates above.
Events: Seasonal Celebrations with free entry. Summer late night openings with live music. Refreshments available.
Car/Coach Parking: Limited on-site parking for disabled persons only. Drop off only for coaches. Car parking is available nearby and coaches in the town centre.
Length of Visit: Allow a minimum of an hour, preferably longer.
Booking Contact: Tel. 01458 831154
Email: info@chalicewell.org.uk
Website: www.chalicewell.org.uk
Location: Chalice Well Trust, 85 - 89 Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DD. Chalice Well is a 15 minute walk from the town centre.

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