When

  • Open daily

Ticketing info

The Gardens and entry to the Maze and Magic Garden are included in palace admission tickets. Maze-only admission tickets are available all year around. Members get in free.

Please check opening times and closures before your visit.

Included in palace admission

The gardens at Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace’s world-famous gardens include 60 acres of spectacular formal gardens and 750 acres (304 hectares) of parkland, all set within a loop of the River Thames.

Our gardens are home to the world’s oldest puzzle maze, a record-breaking grape vine, 3 National Plant Collections, over 1 million flowering bulbs in the Wilderness and a huge variety of wildlife, including the descendants of Henry VIII’s deer herd.

Garden highlights

The gardens come to life in the Spring with a mass of flowering bulbs in the Wilderness and formal gardens. Summer sees the spectacular herbaceous border in the East Front Gardens at its best, while Queen Mary II’s Exoticks come out in the Lower Orangery Garden. The Great Vine grapes are harvested at the end of the summer then the autumn colours in the Tiltyard, Wilderness and 20th Century Garden as deers rut in Home Park. In the winter, striking outlines of trees stretch across Home Park and, if we’re lucky, snow highlights the topiary of the Privy Garden. Find out more about our gardens through the seasons in the film below.

Horse-drawn charabanc tours

Enjoy a leisurely ride on our beautiful horse-drawn charabanc, based on the late 19th-century charabancs that brought visitors to Hampton Court. The ride will lead you through the beautiful gardens. Rides run throughout the summer holidays, weather permitting (plus school holidays from Easter to October). Separate charges apply.

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Tour the East Front Gardens in 19th century style in the Tudor Rose! Meet our magnificent shire horses and enjoy a historic tour.

Summer 2017

15-20 mins

The newly restored Kitchen Garden recreates a taste of the gardens that would have fed the Royal Household at Hampton Court Palace through the reign of the Georges.

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Join Siobhan Clarke at the Banqueting Hall for an exclusive tour of this revolutionary building.

23 September, 27 October and 4 November 2017

Banqueting House

Starting promptly in the Undercroft at 10:30 and 12:00

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Queen Elizabeth I china mug celebrating Henry VIII's most successful heir.

Queen Elizabeth I quote mug

"Those who appear the most sanctified are the worst." Queen Elizabeth I china mug celebrating Henry VIII's most successful heir.

£14.99

Six Wives Charm Bracelet.  An intriguing royal heraldic charm bracelet with charms of Henry VIII and his six wives family crests.

Six wives charm bracelet

An intriguing royal heraldic charm bracelet with charms of Henry VIII and his six wives family crests.

£24.99

This set of wooden stacking dolls includes Henry VIII and his six wives who lived at Hampton Court Palace.

Henry VIII and his wives stacking doll

This set of wooden stacking dolls includes Henry VIII and his six wives who lived at Hampton Court Palace.

£29.99