Explore 60 acres of formal gardens and 750 acres of historic parkland
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.
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.
The gardens come to life in 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.See the garden highlights Meet the gardeners National plant collections Read our FAQs
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.
Get an expert’s guide of what there is to see and do at each palace with one of our State Apartment Warders at Hampton Court.
21 December 2017. 20 January, 08 February and 10 March 2018
Hampton Court Palace
Tours begin at 11:00 and 14:00