Embroidered treasures of Hampton Court Palace

Embroidered treasures of Hampton Court Palace


  • 29-31 March 2019

Ticketing information

Included in palace admission (members go free)

This Mother's Day weekend, the much-loved Florimania extravaganza will be returning to the King’s State Apartments at Hampton Court Palace, bringing the historic building to life with vibrant floral displays and the sweet scents of spring.

This year we are celebrating flowers at the palace in a different way by collaborating with the Royal School of Needlework to bring you Embroidered treasures of Hampton Court Palace.

Explore how flowers have inspired embroidery throughout history by showcasing some of the most splendid florally-inspired items from the collections.

Each beautiful treasure on display will be thoughtfully interpreted by an accompanying floral arrangement for you to enjoy.

An English paper fan, photographed on a black background. The fan is decorated with landscapes, a shepherd and shepherdess and grisaille medallions of putti.

The fan has sticks of ivory arranged in pairs: one pair carved, pierced and gilded, one pair composed of three medallions. The medallions incorporate motifs of birds, putti, urns and portraits.

Floral demonstrations

11:30 and 14:00
The Stone Room, William III's Apartments

Join our experts from the National Association for Flower Arranging Societies, the organisation behind the floral displays, as they share their tips during a demonstrations.

Florilegium botanical paintings

The Hampton Court Florilegium Society will display a selection of their work from our archives, celebrating the planting in our world famous gardens, daily in The Orangery.

Aerial view of Great Fountain Garden at Hampton Court Palace showing Baroque East Front of palace
Highlights Things to see

Renowned across the world, Hampton Court Palace's beautiful gardens are an unmissable attraction.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A gold crown sits on a bright pink background covered in pink flowers

Join us for a fun-filled celebration of summer in the stunning setting of Hampton Court Palace.

04-07 July 2019 (Preview evening: 01 July, RHS Members' Days 02 and 03 July)

Hampton Court Palace

Monday: 17:00-22.30; Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00-19.30; Sunday: 10:00-17.30

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

Aerial view of a formal garden with green lawns on either side of a main path running towards the baroque palace. A fountain runs in the foreground at the centre of the path
Things to see

Explore the Privy Garden, now restored to its former glory and complete with its intricate Tijou Screen.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

White background. Main image is of a bronze finished garden ornament of a miniature dachshund which is sold in the shops and online.

Dachshund bronze finish garden ornament

This playful bronze effect dachshund will charm any new owner. This fun decorative garden ornament features a miniature dachshund dog standing on its hind legs and is inspired by the history of royal dogs.


Luxury peacock hanging decoration with exquisite embroidered design

Luxury peacock hanging decoration

Bring a sparkling touch to your Christmas tree with our glittering luxury hanging decoration in the shape of a peacock.


Charcoal stag luxury linen mix cushion.  The hand drawn image of the stag is printed onto high quality Scottish linen

Charcoal stag luxury linen mix cushion

Add a touch of nature to your home with this delightful cushion featuring a stag. The eyes of the stag in particular give the whole image an overall softness.