What to expect when you visit
Fulham Palace’s garden is open to enjoy as usual. However, we’ve changed a few things to keep everyone safe.
We do our best to keep the information here on our website completely up to date, but sometimes that’s not 100% possible. You may find that on the day you visit we’ve had to close something. We hope that doesn’t affect your enjoyment of our beautiful garden.
- For security reasons, our back gates remain locked. There is no through route to or from All Saints church or Putney Bridge. Please use the wooden gates on Bishop’s Avenue for entry and exit.
- If you have to queue to get in into the garden or access our outdoor toilets, you’ll be asked to keep your distance from the people in front.
- Our natural play area has re-opened, but we aren’t running activities such as walks and talks.
- The vinery is closed at the moment as it is too small for visitors to maintain social distancing.
- Some paths are now one-way to help you keep a safe distance from other households. Where possible, we’ve propped open gates.
- Toilets are available but please be aware there are only two outdoor toilets and there may be queues. Please ask a member of staff on site if you need directions to the nearest facilities.
- We’ve increased our cleaning regime, particularly our toilets. And we have plenty of hand sanitiser available around the site.
- Unfortunately for the time being we can’t offer wheelchairs for hire. You’re welcome to bring your own mobility scooter or wheelchair as usual.
- Our café is open for takeway only. Under the terms of our licence and in order to adhere to social distancing guidance we cannot provide seating on the café terrace area.
- You’re welcome to bring your own food and drink but we would ask you to take your litter home with you.
- Please be aware of the pressure on the space and do not stay longer than two hours so that other visitors can come and enjoy the garden.
- Our staff and volunteers will be on hand but we can all do our bit to help keep everyone safe.
Please be aware of the following additional measures during coronavirus
- Please keep a safe distance from staff and volunteers
- Keep a safe distance between you and other households, following government guidelines.
- Do not visit if any member of your household has symptoms of coronavirus.
- Follow government guidance on vulnerable groups.
- Follow any one-way systems and queuing procedures.
- Wash your hands regularly. We have toilets and hand sanitiser points.
Please also note
- Follow instructions given by staff and volunteers.
- Supervise children and vulnerable adults in your care.
- Don’t drop litter. If you have brought food or drink with you to the site, please take your waste home with you.
- Consider others when taking photos.
- Follow advice and instructions on signs.
- Don’t go beyond any barriers, or into areas marked ‘closed’ or ‘staff only’.
- Do not feed birds, squirrels and foxes.
- Be aware that we have bee hives on site. Take extra care if you have a severe allergy to bee stings
- Do not pick flowers.